Order of Omega National Leadership Honor Society
Members of Lycoming College Order of Omega - Upsilon Omega Chapter
The Order of Omega was founded at The University of Miami in 1959 by a group of Fraternity men who felt that individuals in the Greek system should be recognized for their service and efforts to the Greek and University communities. The organization recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Greek, campus and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of fraterneity/sorority collegians at each institution. Order of Omega now has over 500 chapters in the United States and Canada, and over 200,000 members!
The purpose of Order of Omega is:
- To recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in their interfraternity activities, encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment;
- To bring together outstanding fraternity men and women to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs.
- To bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution's fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness;
- To help create an atmosphere where ideals and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.
Students are eligible for membership based on their grade point average, service to the community and others, and active and membership in good-standing in a Greek fraternity or sorority recognized by the College. A student must have junior or senior status having completed at least 60 academic credits and a cumulative GPA above the All Fraternity/Sorority Cumulative Averages. In addition, the following areas of a collegian's record are taken into consideration for membership: Character, Scholarship, offices held in one's fraternity/sorority, participation in fraternity/sorority, service to the College, and service to the community. A maximum of 15 Fraternity and Sorority Members (or 3% of the total affiliated population whichever is greater) can be tapped for membership each year.
Leadership - Order of Omega is developed and coordinated solely by students, it offers members the opportunity to cultivate their leadership skills through officer positions, chapter programming, and the national executive board.
Lifetime Membership - Members pay a one-time membership fee that entitles them to a lifetime of leadership experiences and academic enrichment through Order of Omega.
Networking - Order of Omega is on over 500 campuses throughout the United States and Canada and growing. It is a commonality that members from different Greek Letter Organizations share through their mutual experiences with leadership, community service and scholarship.
Scholastic Achievement - By accepting membership into Order of Omega, students are recognized for their commitment to their chapters, communities and institution as well as outstanding scholastic achievement.
They are also modeling the way for their peers in their organization as well.
Website: National Office
Order of Omega
300 E. Border Street
Arlington, TX 76010