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Old 04-04-2002, 11:11 PM
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Order of Omega

I was reading one of Lauren1874's posts where she said she was disappointed she never got to be in Order of Omega. I was wondering, does O of O ever initiate alumni? Or is there a corresponding alumni organization? There are lots of people who might not be super leaders when they are in school but do a lot for their fraternity or sorority (or Greek life in general) after college.
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Old 04-04-2002, 11:31 PM
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I was initiated as an alum! There were about 5 other alums initiated when I was.
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Old 04-04-2002, 11:38 PM
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What exactly is order of Omega? I think someone I knew at school was in it, but I have never really heard a lot about it. Do you have to apply, or do they seek out leaders whom they wish to initiate?
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Old 04-04-2002, 11:50 PM
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Order of Omega is a national honorary for Greeks. The members have to be very active in Greek life and have a certain GPA.

At the schools I attended, Order of Omega would publicize when they were voting on new members and Greeks would apply. The old members voted and a small percentage of the applicants would make it. At some schools, the tapping is a huge deal--we went around campus and tapped new members in their rooms at the crack of dawn and took them off to a big breakfast!

Unfortunately, this is how we found out that the president of Panhel slept in the nude.
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Old 04-25-2002, 02:38 PM
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It's a pretty big honor to be in it. I was recently inititated and it was a beautiful affair. We all dressed in bear suits and made a big production of it.
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Old 04-25-2002, 03:08 PM
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Bear suits???? WTH?

At my school membership was an honor, but neither the induction ceremony nor being asked to join was "fancy." You just got a letter saying "congrats" after you had applied was all. Then induction was a simple evening ceremony - I don't even think we had refreshments. The group does some work on campus, and I still have my graduation cord somewhere, but most of the OO members were heavily involved in so many things that they didn't have time for OO!
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Old 04-26-2002, 01:57 PM
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At my school, you didn't apply or nominate yourself for Order of Omega. Someone from another GLO (NOT your own) would nominate you for OO. Then the nominees were voted on and inducted. I don't know the induction ceremony, because I was never inducted!!!! I wanted to be, I was quite active, but no one thought enough of me to nominate me, I guess.

Interesting that they have alum induction. . .how does that work?
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