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.
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 University of Southern California on November 9, 1989, as a result of a student effort to promote academic advancement and excellence.
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.
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. Each spring, Elon University’s Order of Omega, Mu Psi chapter, initiates the top three percent of the Greek population that are eligible or 15 members, which ever is greater.
Scholastic performance, class status, and leadership achievements determine membership in The Order of Omega. Candidates for membership must:
1. Have a cumulative grade point average at or above the all-Greek average (currently 3.31);
2. Have demonstrated commitment and leadership within their chapter and on campus;
3. Have Junior, Senior, Graduate, or Alumni status; and
4. Be in good standing with their fraternal organization.
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. 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.