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05-19-2000, 09:51 PM
For those of you that have a chapter of Order of Omega on your campus, does the chapter act soley as an honorary organization or does it take a more active role? What are some interesting functions that you have seen the organization sponsor?
05-21-2000, 02:18 AM
I wanted to add a question to this topic.
I was reading about the Order of Omega chapter at Sam Houston State U. here in Texas and I was informed that this was the first chapter. It was originally a local chapter and then spread across the U.S. Does anyone know if this is true? I'm just curious.
05-21-2000, 02:26 AM
Actually the Order of Omega was founded in 1959 at the University of Miami. The first chapter was chartered at Southern University of Mississippi in 1967. This info can be verified at http://www.orderofomega.org/
05-21-2000, 02:52 PM
My senior year at school was the first year that we had Order of Omega (our Greek Advisor had pushed to bring it, and succeeded). We didn't have initiation until late in the spring, so it was just too close to the end of the year to do much. It was solely an honary kind of organization.
However, I spoke with some friends that are still at school, and they have slowly been getting more active, 1 or 2 community serive events a semester and showing a presence at events like Homecoming.
From what I understand, it's still viewed mainly as an honorary organization, but they do try and be as active as possible.
Phi Beta Fraternity (http://www.phibeta.com)
Phi chapter (http://homepages.go.com/~phibetaphichapter/index.html)
06-01-2000, 02:08 PM
The Order of Omega on our campus is relativly small and designed specifiacally for honoring the top %3 of greek members on campus (based on grades, campus/chapter participation, service, and extracurriculars. We hold a fund raiser during our Greek Week called Penny Wars. This only works if you have a competitive greek week. We raise about $600-$800 and that money is used for educational programming for the greek community as well as scholarships for greeks. As a member, I am working hard to increase the amount of activities, but it is really hard to get things arranged so all members can be there(everyone is a member because they are already so involved and busy!).
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