Thursday, October 6, 2011

Order of Omega: Now accepting applications

Written by Kimberly Preusse, Kappa Alpha Theta

The Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Order of Omega was re-activated in spring 2011 with 12 new members. One honorary membership was also given to Professor Terry Hart, faculty advisor of Delta Upsilon, for his overall commitment to the fraternity and sorority community at Lehigh University. The current active membership is planning for a great year, but we need you! Applications for this junior and senior class standing Greek leadership honor society are now available and due by 12:00 noon on Friday, October 14th.

Zeta Lambda’s Chapter goals are based off the results of a survey that was given to juniors and seniors at Greek Council Meetings at the end of the spring 2011 semester. These goals include providing networking opportunities with Greek alumni in terms of mentoring and career aspirations; bridging the gap with faculty and administration; providing a service to chapter presidents; engaging in service; and programming related to transitioning out of Lehigh University. Exciting possibilities related to these goals are already being discussed for the fall and spring semesters. Leadership positions are available within the organization!

Throughout the year, Order of Omega Headquarters awards members with scholarships. Since 1985, Order of Omega has awarded $721,850 in undergraduate scholarships, including $63,150 during the 2010-2011 academic year. Graduate fellowships are also available! Zeta Lambda is currently in the process of nominating two active members to apply for scholarships ranging from $300 to $1,000.

We are very excited for the future of the Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Order of Omega!

For more information, please see the below timeline. Applications for membership can be found on the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs website under “Policies and Forms.”

-Completed applications are to be submitted by 12:00pm on Friday, October 14th, 2011.

-Notification of membership will be communicated by email on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011.

-If accepting membership into the Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Order of Omega Greek Honor
Society at Lehigh University, two separate payments are due. A check in the amount of $50 to
Order of Omega and a $25 check to the Lehigh University Chapter of Order of Omega is to be
submitted to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (Warren Square E.) by 5:00pm on
Monday, October 24th, 2011.

-An Order of Omega Initiation ceremony and program will take place at 5:00pm on Monday,
November 7th, 2011.