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 community and the University. There are now over three hundred chapters in the United States. Since 1985, the Order of Omega has awarded $1.2 million in undergraduate scholarships alone.
The purpose of Order of Omega is to:
- To recognize those fraternity men and sorority 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 sorority 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.
The qualifications for membership in the Order of Omega are character, scholarship and intelligence, service and leadership in the inter-Greek affairs of Ramapo College. Exemplary character is the primary consideration for membership. To be eligible for membership in the Order of Omega, a student shall meet the following minimum requirements:
- One full academic year at Ramapo College
- Junior or Senior Class Standing (based on academic credits)
- Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average or rank academically above the all-Greek average, currently a 3.14599 (whichever is higher)
- Be in good standing with your respective fraternity/sorority and Ramapo College
National Website: www.orderofomega.org