Greek Honor Societies
The Office of Greek Life at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise takes pride in the accomplishments of its students both in and outside of the classroom.
Order of Omega, the national Greek leadership honor society, recognizes the top 3% of Greek students. UVa-Wise hosts the Tau Omicron Chapter of the Order of Omega National Greek Honorary, founded nationally in 1959. The Tau Omicron Chapter was established in 2004.
- To recognize those fraternity men and 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 women to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution 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; and
- To help create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.
Order of Omega, the national Greek leadership honor society, recognizes the top 3% of Greek students. Members must first be nominated for membership in the organization, submit an application and then must be selected by fellow members of Order of Omega. Members must be of junior or senior status and must show significant leadership within the Greek community, both in their respective organizations, as well as through participation in the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and other student organizations.
For more information about Order of Omega, please contact Nathan Rasnake, Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Greek Life at 276.376.4651.