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National Order of Omega

Logo of the Order of the Omega.

The Order of Omega is an honor society that recognizes outstanding fraternity and sorority leaders. Members are selected based on their high academic achievement, involvement in the campus community, and work to improve fraternity and life both in their own chapters and across campus. Members oversee an annual application and selection process to initiate three percent of the fraternity and sorority community annually.

The purpose of Order of Omega is to:

  • Recognize fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in inter-fraternity activities
  • Encourage them to continue with the strong bonds and values they’ve created
  • Inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment
  • Bring together outstanding fraternity men and women to help guide local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs
  • Bring together the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution's fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness
  • Help create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions

For more information about the Order of Omega, please contact the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FSA) graduate assistant at FSAga@ur.rochester.edu or see the Order of Omega CCC page.

Initiation and Requirements for Membership

Candidates are evaluated on their commitment to scholarship, service, and leadership and need to meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a member of a recognized fraternity or sorority at the University of Rochester for at least one full semester
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Should both achieve academically and participate in co-curricular activities, both Greek and non-Greek
  • Should be an exemplary fraternity or sorority member, demonstrating the values of the University, as well as the fraternity and sorority community

Applications are reviewed by the current members of the Order of Omega.

How to Apply

The membership application is emailed to all fraternity and sorority juniors and seniors in the fall.