The Order keeps growing

[Hammond, La.] The Delta Psi Chapter of Order of Omega at Southeastern Louisiana University had its initiation on Sunday, Nov. 22 and welcomed 24 new members into The Order and now they can start the planning process for Greek Week.

Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of fraternities and sororities. Order of Omega recognizes junior and senior members who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership and involvement within their own fraternities and sororities, on campus and in the local community.

Order of Omega President Harli Manuel said, “Members are selected from the top 3 percent of students on each college campus, and there are over 300 chapters that have been chartered throughout the U.S.”

The Order began on Southeastern’s campus in 1983. Each Order is configured of different chapters, meaning each college campus has their own chapter of Order of Omega. The Order now consists of 47 members from throughout the Greek community. Members from fraternities, sororities and National Pan-Hellenic Council represent The Order.

Greek Life Advisor Kyle Gallagher said, “This new member class has been our biggest in a long time. I am excited to see what these 24 new members can bring to The Order in the upcoming years.”

Kayla Scurich, Hannah Cook and Amy Purvis showing their excitement for the newly initiated members of Order of Omega.

Kayla Scurich (left) and Amy Purvis (right) showing their excitement for Hannah Cook (middle) as a newly initiated member of Order of Omega.

After the initiation process, members gathered to discuss Greek Week. Greek Week is a week set aside for strictly members within fraternities, sororities and Pan-Hellenic organizations to pair up and compete with one another for the title of Greek Week Champs. The week contains themes, philanthropy and volunteer work, games and a lot of Greek competition. The main event that all Greeks look forward to is step show.

Step Show is the main event during Greek Week. All the teams prepare in advance to show their moves. The teams each have a sub-theme that correlates with the main theme. The teams create a step show that showcases their theme along with stunts, choreography and creativity.

“Step Show brings out the competitive side in every one. It is a lot of fun, and I enjoy competing in it every year. I can’t wait to find out who we are paired with next semester along with what theme we will have,” said Kayla Scurich, member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.

Greek Week themes, rules and regulations will be released by the Office of Student Engagement at the beginning of next semester. All Greek Week events are open to the public and are family friendly environments. To stay up-to-date with Order of Omega and Greek Week events, follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Take a look at previous Step Shows below.



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