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Order of Omega

Honoring Greek Leaders Since 1959

About Order of Omega...

The Order of Omega is a National Honorary Greek Leadership Society. Initiates of the Order display qualities of leadership, scholarship, service, and most importantly character. Our goal is to improve relations within the Greek community and to display high-quality leadership on DePauw’s campus.

History of Order of Omega...

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 Chapter of 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. There are now over three hundred chapters in the United States with approximately ten additional campuses that are petitioning the national.

The idea of an honorary for fraternity men at the University of Miami is attributed to Parker F. Enwright, the advisor to fraternities at the time. Enwright was later to accept a position at the University of Pittsburgh. He was also responsible for the founding of the Omega Chapter at the University of Pittsburgh in the spring of 1964.

The Gamma Upsilon chapter of Order of Omega was colonized at DePauw University on March 27, 1981.

Membership in Order of Omega...

Qualifications for membership into the order of Omega include: 

  • Junior or Senior (undergraduate) standing 
  • GPA at of above 3.2 
  • Membership in a Greek-lettered organization on DePauw's campus
  • Good standing with the respective fraternal organization

Greek Awards

Each year Order of Omega and partners with Campus Living and Community Development to organize the Greek Awards Ceremony.  Greek Awards exists to bring the DePauw Greek community together to recognize Greek chapters and individual members that display exemplary performance in a variety of categories.  The awards also acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the additional support they receive from their House Directors, Chapter Advisors and Faculty Advisors. This year’s ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 7:00 PM in Meharry Hall. Please refer to the "Additional Links & Resources" below for information on the timeline for this year's ceremony as well as award recipients from last year.

Current Order of Omega Executive Board Members

Individual NamePosition
Jack Burgeson (Beta Theta Pi) President
Maritza Mestre (Alpha Chi Omega) Vice President
Ben Roess (Phi Kappa Psi) Treasurer
Ben Hazen (Phi Kappa Psi) Secretary
Abigail Emmert (Alpha Chi Omega) Service & Philanthropy
JC Lopez Advisor

Local Address

Order of Omega
413 Anderson Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
orderofomega@depauw.edu

Additional Links & Resources

Order of Omega Chapter Membership Roster, 2012-2013

Greek Awards Descriptions, 2012-2013

For the electronic submission forms for Order of Omega Awards 2013 please e-mail orderofomega@depauw.edu

2011-2012 Greek Awards Results

Order of Omega Headquarters