Order of Omega

The Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for fraternity and sorority members. The national organization was founded at the University of Miami in the fall of 1959 by a group of outstanding students, who felt that individuals in the Greek community should be recognized for their service to the fraternity system and the university.

The Nu Upsilon Chapter at Butler University was established in 1993 and recognizes affiliated students who have attained a high standard of character, service and leadership in inter-fraternal activities, as well as academic pursuit. Those inducted into membership serve many student organizations across campus, as well as the fraternity and sorority community.


New membership during an academic year is limited to no more than 3% of the Greek population at a campus. Applicants must be a Junior or Senior in academic credit hours, possess a cumulative GPA above the campus all-Greek average, has been enrolled at BU for at least two semesters and not graduating during the same semester as the application of membership.


Order of Omega coordinates two primary programs for the Butler Greek Community. Greeks Leading Greeks is an annual workshop for new officers and emerging leaders, facilitated by experienced Greek leaders. Greeks Leading Greeks is co-sponsored by the Butler Panhellenic Association. Greek Excellence Awards, presented annually in April, recognize outstanding achievement among fraternity and sorority chapters in the areas of scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, service, and chapter programming.

Nu Upsilon Chapter has received Outstanding Chapter Awards from the national Order of Omega in 2007, 2010, and 2014; honorable mention in 2008; and Outstanding Advisor Award in 2014.