of the YSU Greek Community are invited each spring to join The
Omicron Nu Chapter of the Order of Omega at Youngstown State
University. The Order of Omega is the Greek National Honorary
Society, 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 both the fraternity system and the University.
chapter at Miami had long desired for their organization to
expand to other colleges and universities. The chapter gave
its sanction to Dean Patrick W. Halloran to make initial inquiries
and to further grant charters to universities that were accredited
and interested in the purpose of The Order of Omega. On February
9, 1967, a chapter was chartered at the University of Southern
Mississippi and there are currently 300 chapters in the United
States with approximately 10 additional campuses petitioning
the national for membership.
of OMEGA is as follows:
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;
bring together outstanding fraternity men and women to create
an organization to help mold the sentiment of the institution
on questions of local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs.
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,
help create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed
openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.
Greek members with 3.0 or higher with junior or senior status
are eligible for membership. Initiation usually takes place
during the awards portion of our Annual Greek Sing Competition
held in April each year.
Should you have any further questions about Order of Omega,
please feel free to call Carrie Anderson, Coordinator
of Programs and Marketing (330-941-4702), or stop by the Campus
Recreation and Student Programming Office which is located in
Kilcawley Center, Room #2100, right next to our Student Government