Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of fraternity and sorority organizations. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership and involvement within their respective organization and within the fraternity/sorority, campus and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. To date, over 500 chapters have been chartered throughout North America, each sharing the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution.
Order of Omega – Eta Rho Chapter at Central Michigan University
The Eta Rho Chapter of Order of Omega was established at Central Michigan University in 1987 as an honorary that recognizes fraternity men and sorority women for their service to fraternity and sorority life and to the university community. It serves as an outlet for the most outstanding fraternity men and sorority women to unite and further the philosophy of fraternity and sorority life. Order of Omega was founded at the University of Miami in 1959 by a group of fraternity men and continues today with over three hundred chapters in the United States.
Eta Rho Membership
100% of members have a cumulative GPA above 3.2, are currently holding or have previously held an executive board position within their own chapter, have been involved in the Greek community outside of Order of Omega and their own chapter and are involved in campus organizations outside of the Greek community.
Some of the benefits that members have seen include: connections with students and faculty, increased knowledge and communication with members of different chapters, friendship, professional experience, networking, academic appeal and a way to share resources in order to improve the quality of other organizations.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0
- Junior or Senior status
- Dues $60 for your New Member Semester, $10 following semester
- Application requires:
- Involvements and Achievements: Your Greek wide involvements, your chapter involvements, your campus involvements and community service/volunteer experience. Also include any outstanding achievements or awards you have received.
- Personal Statement: Why you would like to be a member of Order of Omega and what contributions you will make for the organization. Please also include your inspiration for leadership.
- Recommendation Letter: Submit one letter of recommendation from a CMU faculty, staff member or chapter president that can describe your leadership skills, abilities and commitment to an organization.
Order of Omega creates an atmosphere where issues can be discussed and ideas can be implemented. In the past, Eta Rho has hosted forums for the community to talk about diversity and continues to raise money for the group's unique philanthropy: Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates.
2016-2017 Executive Board
President: Emily Forsberg
Vice President: Ellen Brandell
For more information about Order of Omega, please contact Emily Forsberg, forsb1e
National Website: http://www.orderofomega.org