The Greek community at EIU offers three honorary organizations, based solely on academic and leadership qualities. All of them have a national organization. They also participate in community service events throughout the year. The organizations are listed below.
Order of Omega is a Greek honorary organization that believes in high scholarship, leadership skills, and community involvement. These attributes make an individual perfectly suited for initiation into Order of Omega. This honorary organization is a nationally recognized organization.
The Fraternal Scholars program is to recognize fraternity & sorority members who have a 3.5 cumulative or semester GPA, and Junior or Senior class standing. There is no application for this honor, all qualifying members are recognized.
Omicron Delta Kappa is the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition for leadership. Since its founding, over 300,000 individuals from over 300 college and university campuses across the United States have been recognized for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities. As a prospective member, you have an opportunity to be recognized for your leadership achievements in one of the recognized Five Phases of Campus Life: Scholarship; Athletics; Campus or Community Service, Social and Religious Activities, and Campus Government; Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media Creative and Performing Arts.
Lambda Alpha Delta is an organization for students who have recently joined their respective fraternity or sorority and wish to gain a greater perspective of the entire Greek community. The council meets on a weekly basis with delegates from each fraternity and sorority chapter on campus and hosts many projects and events. The council consists of an executive board, council liaison positions to other university and Greek organizations, as well as delegates who represent their specific fraternity/sorority chapter.
Rho Lambda is a honorary organization for Panhellenic sorority members. It is an organization that accepts members based on academic performance, leadership, and community service. Each semester members of the Panhellenic Association apply to be initiated into Rho Lambda. The active members of Rho Lambda then select the new initiates from the applications received. Rho Lambda is a nationally recognized Greek honorary organization.