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Order of Omega: Beta Kappa Chapter

 

Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for fraternity/sorority members.  Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the fraternity/sorority, campus, and local communities. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. To date, over 500 chapters have been chartered throughout North America, each sharing the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution.

Beta Kappa Chapter was chartered on April 11, 1978. Its most prominent annual program is Standards of Excellence, a program designed to recognize chapters for commitment to fraternal values and community standards. This program is held each spring. Order of Omega is a non-hazing, non-pledging organization.

BETA KAPPA DOCUMENTS

STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2013

The Order of Omega, Beta Kappa Chapter, will be hosting its most prominent annual program, the Standards of Excellence Awards. This program is designed to recognize all WMU Chapters for their continuous commitment to fraternal values and community standards.

All required materials can be found here:

Chapter President’s Letter
Standards of Excellence 2013 Award Packet
Judging Criteria

Please take note of the changes to this year’s packet and the schedule of events listed below. A more detailed description of these events can be found on page 2 of the Standards of Excellence Information Packet.

Schedule of Events:
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013 and January 8, 2014: SOE Packet Workshop for anyone interested. From 1:00pm to 4:00pm Order of Omega Executive Board officers will be in the Student Organization Center ready to answer questions and help with packets and presentations.

- Friday, January 10, 2014: Packets are due by 5PM to the Student Organization Center in the Bernhard Center. Chapter Presentations and Greek Man/Woman candidates will sign-up for interview times.

- Sunday, January 19, 2014: Chapter presentations and individual interviews will take place from 11:00AM to 3:00PM in Rooms 105, 106, and 107 of the Bernhard Center.

- Sunday, February 9, 2014: Awards Ceremony will take place at the Fetzer Center from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

BETA KAPPA CONTACT INFORMATION
Executive Board:

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What are the qualifications for membership in Order of Omega? Interested students must be of junior or senior standing, have a minimum GPA above the All-Greek GPA, and exemplify the core values of the organization: scholarship, leadership, and service.
  • What does it cost to be a member of Order of Omega? Each student pays a one-time initiation fee of $50, which is sent to the national headquarters office for a membership certificate and badge. A local chapter might have their own dues, which would be paid on a semesterly or annual basis.
  • What are the benefits of being a member of Order of Omega? Membership has a different value for each member. In addition to recognizing academic achievement, Order of Omega allows members of a campus community to unite under common values. Local chapters might coordinate programs for members, and scholarships are available through the national body. Graduates can also purchase cords to wear in a commencement ceremony, marking their membership in Order of Omega.