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Order of Omega Revived at Penn State

The EΨ chapter of the Order of Omega is back at Penn State. Order of Omega is an honor society for fraternity and sorority upperclassmen. Chartered in 1984, Penn State’s chapter lay dormant for a sizable stretch of time. But this semester, Order of Omega is having a second go at its debutante ball.

Current President Tom Piarulli explained the purpose and function of the organization.

The Penn State chapter of Order of Omega will be more than just a society for honoring Greek leaders. The governing Greek councils are frequently busy dealing with political issues related to the Greek community. However, many of the issues facing Greeks are not just political issues but cultural ones. Order of Omega is planning events aimed at promoting scholarship, leadership, service, and responsibility within the Greek community. Order of Omega plans to work from the bottom up, working with individual chapters and members to drive positive cultural change within Greek organizations.

The EΨ chapter currently has 27 members, with the next member class about to be selected. To join, applicants are judged by their GPA (which must be above a 3.2, the overall Greek average) and by what they bring to the Greek and University communities, as well as their own chapters.

Piarulli said he expects the chapter to grow to about 50 once the new class is admitted. Given the size of all the Greek organizations at Penn State, that makes it an extremely select group.

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Dan McCool

Dan is a senior and has been writing for Onward State since January 2010. Did you miss him? Nah, neither did we. He's returning after a semester abroad in England and will be serving as Arts Editor. Favorite things in life include references to The Big Lebowski.

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