The College of William & Mary, the second oldest college in the country, is the birthplace of Greek-letter fraternities. In December of 1776, students formed the first college social fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, now an elite honor fraternity with chapters nationwide. The College's pursuit of academic excellence continues among greek life with honor societies such as Phi Sigma Pi and the Order of Omega. Each year the Order of Omega hosts the Greek Awards recognizing greeks and chapters for excellence in scholarship.
Below are some resources and information about W&M Greek scholarship. Along with a brief history of the Order of Omega there are current and past grade reports for the Greek Community.
Panhellenic and IFC have compiled two resources to provide academic assistance for members of the W&M Greek Community.
- Greek Tutor List (xls) - a list of your peers from across the Greek Community who are willing and able to serve as a tutor in a wide variety of subjects and courses
- Greek Scholarship Resource Guide (pdf) - a great resource including information on study tips, time management and campus services
There are many different offices that provide academic support to students of the College. Please use the links below to take full advantage of these resources.
The Inter-Fraternity and Panhellenic Councils are dedicated to furthering the interests of all sorority and fraternity organizations on campus. The following programming ideas and tools are meant to aid chapter Academic Chairs in their programming.
"Scholarship in a Box": These are mini toolkits on various scholarhsip related subjects to be used in chapter presentations.
- New Member Education (pdf)
- Study Abroad (coming soon)
- Learning How to "Swem" (coming soon)
Order of Omega
The Order of Omega was created in the fall of 1959 at the University of Miami. It was created to, first, recognize those students who have attained a high standard of leadership in inter-Greek activities. Secondly, to bring together the most representative fraternity and sorority members and to create an organization to help mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate affairs. Finally, to bring together members of the institution's fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness.
The Pi Beta chapter of The Order of Omega was founded here at William and Mary in 1996. It recognizes outstanding William and Mary Greeks for their scholarship, leadership in their fraternity or sorority, and service to the school and community. Since its founding, the Pi Beta Chapter has initiated more than 70 members.
Download an application (doc) for Order of Omega.