The Elon Greek community is pleased to have three honor societies on campus, responsible for recognizing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and loyalty and committment to fraternity/sorority values.
Applications for each honor society is available on our Policies and Forms page.
Gamma Sigma Alpha, National Greek Academic Honor Society, was founded to promote intellectual interaction between Greek students and the academic community. The Alpha chapter of GSA was founded at the University of Southern California on November 9, 1989, as a result of a student effort to promote academic advancement and excellence.
The purpose of the society is to
To be eligible for membership in Gamma Sigma Alpha at Elon University, a student must have junior or senior status and have achieved a 3.5 Cumulative GPA, or a 3.5 semester GPA at one time during their junior or senior year.
For more information on Gamma Sigma Alpha, please check out the national website here.
The Order of Omega was founded at Miami University (Ohio) in 1959 by a group of Greek leaders who felt that individuals in the Greek community should be recognized for their service to the fraternity system and the university. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Greek, campus, and local community. Its purpose is threefold:
The Elon Chapter of the National Order of Omega was chartered on January 11, 1993.
Scholastic performance, class status, character, service and leadership achievements determine membership in The Order of Omega. Candidates for membership must:
The number of students initiated into membership in any one year may not exceed three percent of the total number of enrolled full-time Greek undergraduates at the beginning of the academic year on the main campus, or 15 persons, whichever number is greater.
For more information on Order of Omega, please check out the national website here.
Rho Lambda was founded at the University of Miami as a local, Panhellenic Leadership Society in 1962. The Greek letters Rho Lambda stand for Panhellenic Leadership, respectively. Those who are leaders light a torch in the darkness for others to follow, and the flame is the symbol of Rho Lambda. Although membership was originally intended for women whose organizations belonged to campus Panhellenics, any sorority woman is now eligible for membership as long as she meets the membership selection criteria.
The purpose of Rho Lambda is to honor those women within the sorority community who have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership and service to their Greek community and their sorority. They are women who have furthered the ideals and principles of the Greek community throughout their years of sorority affiliation. Women must be nominated by their sorority chapter to be eligible for membership. The Rho Lambda chapter at Elon University may initiate up to ten percent of the sorority population each year.
The colors of Rho Lambda are crimson and gold. The pin is a broken triangle with a crimson inset bearing the Greek letters of Rho Lambda in gold.