Chapter Awards & Grants

2017 OUTSTANDING CHAPTER AWARDS

For Spring 2017- Fall 2017 Chapter Programming & Events

Order of Omega is now accepting applications for the Outstanding Chapter Awards. This award honors chapters for their scholarship, diversity of membership, and efforts to foster a positive image within their Fraternity/Sorority community, on campus, and in their local community. Four chapters will be selected as 2017 Outstanding Chapter Award Recipients. The award will be presented at each recipient’s respective regional conference. We believe that each of our chapters is deserving of recognition for their dedication to the embodiment of the positive values of Greek Life, and we strongly encourage every chapter to apply!

AWARD CRITERIA & APPLICATION

– Chapter must be active and in good financial standing with Order of Omega HQ.

– Chapter must provide a letter of support from the Chapter Advisor and one other senior administrator from the campus.

– APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 15, 2017 by close of business (5 p.m. central)

– Send ANY supporting documents to:

  • Order of Omega HQ
  • Attention: Chapter Awards
  • 300 E. Border Street
  • Arlington, TX 76010

APPLY HERE! (online submission form)

Each of the four recipients will receive $1,000 to be used for relevant programming, training seminars, or as a gift/scholarship in the chapter’s name.  All documents must be submitted to HQ regarding the use of all award monies.

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2017-2018 CHAPTER PROGRAMMING GRANTS

For Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Chapter Programming & Events

Purpose

To enhance an Order of Omega chapter’s ability to impact their members and the Fraternity & Sorority community through innovative programming.  Programs should provide added value or service to the Fraternity & Sorority community that otherwise would not happen.  Priority will be given to new and unique programs/events.

Eligibility

The Program Grants are available to Omega chapters that have registered new members the previous academic year and are in good standing with Order of Omega Headquarters.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Quality of application (clear, detailed, well-written).
  • Evidence of sound financial planning and a realistic marketing plan.
  • Program is carefully thought out and well-planned.
  • Developed strong learning outcomes/value added benefit to individual and the campus at large.
  • Programs should show collaboration with on or off campus organizations with stakeholder outside of Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Guidelines

  • Event must be alcohol free.
  • Program must support one of the 12 tenets of Order of Omega.
  • Creativity and innovation must be shown. How is this program unique from existing events?
  • Applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to your program/event date.
  • All programs/events must have a faculty/staff approval.
  • Grant funding cannot fully fund of any program. Applicants must show collaborative relationships and monetary support. Funds will be sent to the chapter advisor once the evaluation and documentation has been received.  Exceptions can be made to this on a case-by-case basis.
  • Intent of the program/event should not be to make a profit for any specific campus organization.
  • Funds cannot be used to donate to charitable causes or individual organizations (i.e., fundraisers, sorority philanthropy, etc.).
  • Funding is awarded on a first come first serve basis as long as funding is available.
  • A program evaluation MUST be completed and returned to Headquarters with program documentation thirty days following the program/event.
  • Order of Omega logo should be visible on marketing materials and at the event.
  • Chapters cannot apply for the same program multiple times.

-Applications should be submitted at least four weeks prior to program date.

-Notification of funding approval will be within two weeks of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAMMING GRANT APPLICATION (PDF) (PDF format, please download and complete)


2017  ORDER OF OMEGA CHAPTER ADVISOR RECOGNITION AWARD

Does your chapter advisor exemplify the 12 tenets of the Order and deserve recognition along with a monetary award of $1,000?  Then nominate him or her for the Order of Omega Advsior Recognition Award!

APPLICATION

– APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 15, 2017 by close of business (5 p.m. central)