Order of Omega

Order of Omega

Order of Omega - Mu Sigma Chapter

The National Order of Omega is a nationally recognized Greek Honor Society whose members, drawn from the fraternity and sorority community, represent outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service.  Members have a strong, positive impact both on their own organization and on the entire Greek community.  Only 3% of fraternity and sorority members are selected each year, ensuring that members are among the top fraternity and sorority leaders on campus.

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.  

The Mu Sigma Chapter of the Order of Omega was founded at the University of California, Davis on August 5th, 1992.  Order of Omega is considered an “active honorary” society that brings exceptional Greek-affiliated students together to bring light to all the positive benefits of membership and good work done by fraternities and sororities.

2018-2019 Chapter President: Kasey Carlson, kcarlson@ucdavis.edu

Chapter Advisor: Payton Gates, pagates@ucdavis.edu 

Purpose of Order of Omega

  • To recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in inter-fraternity 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.

Requirements for Membership

To be considered for the Order of Omega, an individual:

  • Must be a member of a recognized fraternity or sorority at the University of California, Davis for at least one full semester.

  • Must have Junior or Senior standing at UC Davis (as of previous quarter).

  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average above all-Greek average; 3.06 GPA or higher (as of previous quarter).

  • Should demonstrate excellence in both academics and co-curricular activities.

  • Should demonstrate exemplary character as a fraternity or sorority member within their chapter, council, university, and community.

Overall, candidates are evaluated by their peers based on their commitment to scholarship, service, and leadership - the core principles of the Order of Omega.

Selection Process

Individuals interested in membership must complete the below application to be reviewed by the current members of the Order of Omega. An induction ceremony and reception for new members will be held biannually.

Application: CLOSED

Further details about the Order, eligibility requirements, and the Application for Membership can be found here.

Deadline: tba for fall 2018

Please consider applying and sharing the application link within your chapter. We are also accepting referrals - if there is an exemplary scholar/leader you admire in your organization, please share their name, organization, and email address with us at davisorderofomega@gmail.com.

Membership Expectations:
All initiated members are required to (1) participate in Order of Omega sponsored events, and (2) serve as role models in the Greek community in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service.

Evaluation Criteria:
Applicants will be evaluated based on their ability to demonstrate the following via their application and involvement at University of California, Davis: (1) Exemplary Character, (2) Academic Excellence, (3) Commitment to Service, and (4) Leadership Involvement.

Order of Omega will contact you to inform you of your application status. If you are extended an invitation to join Order of Omega, there is a one-time non-refundable initiation fee of $75.00 to be paid prior to initiation. Checks should be made payable to 'Order of Omega'.

 

Please visit orderofomega.org for more information.