The UNC Pembroke Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life inducted 11 new members into the Alpha Alpha Iota chapter of Order of Omega. The new initiates include: Paul Anderson, Christen Bass, Melanie Beck, Justice S. Boykin, Nick Courmon, Ceikeyia Haynes, Lamar James, Sierra Johnson, Aneesa McKenzie-Thompson, Melissa Mojica Cruz, and Paul Seigler.
Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of fraternity and sorority organizations that was founded on the campus of Miami University (OH). Since its inception in 1959, Order of Omega has recognized juniors and seniors who exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Fraternity/Sorority, campus, and local community. Members are selected from the top three percent of students at each institution. To date, over 570 chapters have been chartered throughout North America.
Campus and Engagement and Leadership Director Abdul Ghaffar stated, “I am so proud of the our Fraternity and Sorority Life office for the work they have done to bring Order of Omega to UNC Pembroke. We already understand we have talented and gifted students. This is another fantastic program that recognizes some of UNCP’s best and brightest.”
The Alpha Alpha Iota Chapter of Order of Omega was chartered at UNC Pembroke on May 21, 2018. The 11 chartering members are comprised of six organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Kappa Delta Sorority, Phi beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Zeta Tau Alpha Women's Fraternity.
“These 11 elite fraternity men and sorority women represent three percent of our fraternity and sorority community and exemplify our four cornerstones of academic excellence, leadership, community service and philanthropy, and brotherhood/sisterhood. Order of Omega has a history of recognizing Greek men and women, and uniting these students to embody what it means to be a well-rounded and valued member of society,” said Mr. Jade Jones, assistant director of Campus Engagement and Leadership for Fraternity and Sorority Life.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNC Pembroke currently has 18 organizations and 300 members enrolled. The office strives to provided an opportunity for lifetime membership in an organization committed to values-based leadership, and is part of the Office for Campus Engagement and Leadership (CEL) which provides meaningful co- and extra-curricular developmental and educational opportunities for students in a values-based and student-centered environment. For more information about Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNC Pembroke, visit uncp.edu/Greek or follow the office on social media.