William & Mary, the second oldest institution of higher learning in the country, is the birthplace of the American College Fraternity. In December of 1776, students formed the first college social fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, now an elite honor fraternity with chapters nationwide. The university's pursuit of academic excellence continues among fraternities and sororities with an Order of Omega Chapter.
There are many different offices that provide academic support to students of William & Mary. Please take full advantage of these resources:
- Undergraduate Academic Affairs (Academic Advising & Fellowships/Scholarships)
- Cohen Career Center
- Student Accessibility Services
- Dean of Students Office
- Swem Library
- Writing Resource Center
Order of Omega
The Order of Omega was founded 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-fraternal 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 chartered here at William & Mary in 1996. It recognizes outstanding William & Mary Fraternity and Sorority members for their scholarship, leadership in their fraternity or sorority, and service to the university and community.