Graduate Membership Requirements

To become a member of Omega Delta Phi as agraduate student, one must:

Any male who has earned a baccalaureate degree from a college or university, is eligible to apply for membership of a chapter provided that:

  • The college or university from which he has earned his degree is accredited University.
  • Enrolled in a graduate program
  • The male graduated with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The potential member resides in the community/area that is serviced by the inducting chapter; and
  • The potential member is not a member of, nor has been expelled from, any society holding membership in the North American Interfraternity Conference.

The cadidate must provide:

  • A letter of recommendation from 1 member in good standing of the community.
  • Sponsorship by a member of the Chapter to which he is applying through the submission of a Nomination Form.
  • Verifiable community participation and activism, church involvement, and/or leadership experience.

Any applicant for membership must receive a majority of the votes of members of the chapter to which he has applied. However, the vote of the chapter is subject to final approval of the Regional Director.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

As Omega Delta Phi Fraternity grows, so does our vision leading us towards the future of our Brotherhood.  Omega Delta Phi Fraternity membership will not be restricted on the basis of age, ability, ethnicity, race, creed, religion, or assigned sex at birth.

As our mission statement reads:
The purpose of this Brotherhood, a Service/Social fraternity dedicated to the needs and concerns of the community, is and shall be to promote and maintain the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership. This Brotherhood was founded in order to provide, to ANY man, a diverse fraternal experience, which coincides with a higher education.

As a national organization, Omega Delta Phi Fraternity embraces the diverse and inclusive atmosphere we provide for our Brothers as we continue towards our goal of graduating and providing service to our community.

Fraternity members report higher levels of positive mental health, and less depression or anxiety than unaffiliated members.1
83% of members indicate stronger leadership confidence as a result of their fraternity membership.2
Fraternity members spend significantly more time volunteering, mentoring and doing other types of service work, and they feel like they belong in their communities.4
Fraternities provide an environment where members can have tough conversations, especially about personal issues like relationships, family and mental health struggles.2
Fraternity alumni find jobs more quickly after graduation and are more engaged in the workplace.3
Fraternity members have stronger interaction with faculty than their peers, with higher rates feeling like their professors cared about them as a person or made them excited about learning.

The Fraternity/Sorority Experience Revisited: The Relationships between Fraternity/Sorority Membership and Student Engagement, Learning Outcomes, Grades, and Satisfaction with College; Pike and Wiese, Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship; in press.