Order of Omega welcomes new members
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Order of Omega welcomes new members

Published 11/8/17

Trenton Morgan

TNE Writer

The Rho Rho chapter of Order of Omega was established at NSU on Feb. 2, 1999. Order of Omega is an honor offered to fraternity and sorority life members every year. The organization has been slowly growing in past semesters, but it hopes to grow significantly in the coming semesters.

“When I came to NSU, the organization had three active members,” said Kristi Norris, Order of Omega adviser. “It was founded to be a service and leadership honorary within the Greek community, not just a title. It’s a Greek honorary available to affiliated students with junior or senior status and a cumulative GPA above the all-Greek average. It's only open to 3 percent of the community or 15 individuals, whichever is greater. Order of Omega is an opportunity to be recognized for their service to their chapter, the fraternity and sorority life community and NSU.”

Order of Omega recognizes eligible students who have exemplified in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization, campus and local community. The purpose of Order of Omega is to recognize qualifying Greek life members and encourage them to continue their work; to inspire others to attain similar behavior; to unite Greek life to create an organization that will answer questions of local and intercollegiate Greek life affairs; to bring together members of the faculty, alumni and student members on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness; and to help create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly to help work out solutions. More than 500 chapters have been started in North America, and each shares the goal of recognizing student leaders at their institution.

“Order of Omega shows you strive for academic excellence and rise above the typical Greek stereotypes,” said Jayden Ray, Order of Omega member. “After receiving an invitation and reading about Order of Omega, I knew I wanted to apply. I saw what Order of Omega stood for and wanted to be a part of it. Membership is beneficial because it offers leadership opportunities and is great for a resume. It is an honor to be one of the people selected, and I am proud of this making my third honor society.”

Members of Order of Omega are given the opportunity to hold an office in the organization. They will also be given leadership and service requirements. In previous years, members helped organize Greek Week and Greek Sing. Order of Omega has monthly meetings in which they often discuss the status of fraternity and sorority life at NSU.

“I have always viewed Order of Omega as such a high honor for someone in the Greek community,” said Rachel Hiatt, Order of Omega member. “Joining Order of Omega was a serious decision. I had always admired previous Order of Omega members, and I knew that I wanted to be where they were. I think Greek students should be a part of Order of Omega because it is such a great honor and another opportunity to make our Greek life better on campus. I am looking forward to growing as a person, learning more leadership skills and helping make a difference within our Greek life community.”

For members to secure their spot, they must pay a $50 initiation fee before their initiation. The initiation ceremony this semester is at 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 13. It is open to family, friends and the Greek community.

For more information, email Norris at norrisk@nsuok.edu or visit the Order of Omega website.


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