The Order of Omega was founded at the University of Miami in the fall of 1959 by a group of outstanding fraternity men, who felt that individuals in the Greek community should be recognized for their service to the fraternity system and the University. Currently, there are over five hundred chapters on campuses throughout the United States and Canada with approximately ten new chapters being chartered each year. You can learn more at www.orderofomega.org
- To recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities, to 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 ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.
East Central University
The Xi Kappa chapter of the Order of Omega was founded at East Central University in 1994.
Criteria for selection into the Order of Omega is based on the following:
- Junior class standing
- Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better
- Significant leadership position in a Greek organization
- Campus and community involvement
- Honors and awards