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Order of Omega is a national Greek honor society. Membership is based upon academics, service to the community, leadership within the chapter and Greek community, and participation in University activities, clubs, and organizations. There are currently more than 500 Order of Omega active chapters.

The Lambda Omega Chapter at Northwest Missouri State is actively involved in the Greek Community. Whether participating in philanthropic events, providing new Greeks with training and community building, this group of honored Greeks represents the values all members strive to attain.

Purpose of Order of Omega

  • 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 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.


Trivia Night for Hospice

March, 2017

This event is open to all members of the Northwest community and is a great opportunity to test your trivia knowledge while supporting a great cause.  All proceeds will go to SSM Hospice.

Becoming a New Greek (B.A.N.G.)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

This event is free and open to all new members of the Greek community. We will discuss Greek values such as stereotypes and how to overcome them, alcohol awareness, scholarship, and brotherhood and sisterhood.  There will be a panel of Order of Omega members to answer questions about Greek Life.  We highly encourage new members to attend to participate with other new members in every chapter and get to know other outside of their own chapter.

Greek Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

This event is free and open to all members of the community. The Greek Awards recognize outstanding members of the Northwest Greek Community to have a positive and lasting impact on their chapters, councils, and communities. Individual chapters and Councils present their awards to members of the community. In addition, Order of Omega presents the Outstanding Greek Man/Woman, Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority President, and the coveted Julie Victor Moore Lifetime Achievement Award. Order of Omega also announces new members who are invited to join the Greek honorary organization.


Requirements for Membership

The qualifications for membership in Order of Omega shall be character, scholarship, service and leadership. Exemplary character shall be the primary consideration for membership in Order of Omega.

To be eligible for membership in Order of Omega, a student shall meet the following minimum requirements:

  • One full academic year of residence at the institution where selected.
  • Junior or Senior (undergraduate) standing.
  • Rank academically above the all-campus average.
  • Be in good standing with the initiate's fraternal organization.
  • At least one-third of each group of initiates shall be of junior standing at the time of initiation.

The selection of student members shall consider the following areas of a candidate's collegiate record:

  • Character
  • Scholarship
  • Greek offices held
  • Greek participation
  • Service to the university
  • Service to the local community

The number of students initiated each year may not exceed 3% of the total number of enrolled Greek undergraduates at the beginning of the academic year, or 15 members, whichever number is greater.


2017-18 Officers

President Leslie Blackburn
Vice President Shelby Simpson
Secretary & Public Relations Chair Alison Hanner
Treasurer Madisyn Reynolds
Philanthropy Chair Abbie Rechsteiner
Fundraising Chair Cara Lunsford
Advisor Megan Deshon-Runge


Each year the Northwest chapter of Order of Omega assists the Greek Life Office in challenging organizations of the Northwest Greek Community to evaluate their performances in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and brotherhood/sisterhood. Basic accreditation standards are required for each chapter to continue operating as a recognized Greek organization of this University.  Additional award standards provide an excellent opportunity for chapters to continually improve, grow, and develop.

2018 Outstanding Greek Awards

Julie Victor Moore Lifetime Achievement Award

Alison Hanner      Sigma Kappa

Outstanding Fraternity President

Sam Spencer
Sigma Phi Epsilon

Outstanding Sorority President

Jordan Poore
Alpha Sigma Alpha

Outstanding Greek Man

Jacob Liles
Sigma Tau Gamma

Outstanding Greek Woman

AshLee Wetig
Sigma Kappa