The Order of Omega is a national honor society which recognizes students' academic and Greek Letter Organization achievement. Criteria for membership at Dartmouth consists of a minimum of a 3.50 Grade Point Average as well as a demonstrated leadership involvement in the Greek Letter Organization system. Membership consist of juniors and seniors who have been selected by the Omega members from the senior class. The Order of Omega membership can represent no more than 3% of the total Greek Letter Organization population.
Each year, The Office of Residential Life formally recognizes organizations that have a high percentage of scholars, i.e. Rufus Choates, Phi Beta Kappas, etc. Many organizations have faculty advisors and implement various programs designed to assist members in their academic pursuits. These efforts reinforce the belief that academic achievement is an integral part of the Dartmouth Greek Letter Organization experience.
Membership in a Greek Letter Organization is a means of discovering and refining one's leadership potential. Within each organization, members have a chance to assume a wide spectrum of leadership roles. These roles may range from serving as a president, treasurer, recruitment chair, social chair, or intramural chair. Within each organization, five to twenty-five different leadership positions exist, all requiring a variety of skills and time investments.
Participation in community service projects provides meaningful learning experiences to Greek Letter Organization volunteers. The Greek Letter Organization community as a whole, or as individual organizations donate their time and effort to a variety of worthwhile causes. The 15 Webster Avenue Award, an annual $2000 grant established in 1992 by the alumni/ae corporations that resided in 15 Webster Avenue (Tau Epsilon Phi, The Harold Parmington Foundation, and Delta Psi Delta) is given to a Greek Letter Organization for a community service project. Greek Letter Organizations work with the Dartmouth College Tucker Foundation to find projects to help others, and are involved in many activities in Upper Valley communities.
Many Greek Letter Organizations offer accommodations for upperclass students in their chapter houses. This provides an opportunity for small group living with access to study rooms, libraries, limited cooking facilities, and social spaces. Room assignments in Greek Letter Organization houses, which are available to students beginning in the winter of their sophomore year, are determined by an organization's leaders and are coordinated through the Office of Residential Life.