As a tangible symbol of our commitment to academic achievement, the Washburn Greek Community hosts two Honor Societies to recognize fraternity and sorority members for achieving excellence: Gamma Sigma Alpha and Order of Omega. Below is a description of these organizations, membership criteria:
Gamma Sigma Alpha
Gamma Sigma Alpha - National Greek Academic Honor Society honors the top 3% of fraternity and sorority members academically nationally. Founded in 1989 at the U. of Southern California, it has grown to over 150 chapters nationwide.
The Alpha Tau chapter at Washburn was founded on March 16, 1994.
Members are selected each semester based on the following:
Order of Omega
The Order of Omega - National Greek Leadership Honor Society honors the top 3% of fraternity and sorority members for leadership nationally. Founded in 1959 at the U. of Miami (Florida) it has grown to over 300 chapters nation-wide.
The Xi Chi chapter at Washburn was founded on March 20, 1995.
Members are selected by the current members each semester based on the following criteria:
A one-time initiation fee of $50 is due prior to initiation, which we highly encourage chapters to cover as part of the chapter's commitment to rewarding members for high scholarship.