Omega selects new members to join the organization at the beginning of each semester. In order to be considered for membership, a candidate must:
- be of Junior class standing
- be a member of an officially recognized Greek letter social organization
- have demonstrated substantial and dedicated leadership within his or her chapter or the broader Greek community
The Fall class is typically the larger of the two. An open application for admission gets sent out via IFC, PHC, and IGC listservs near the beginning of the semester. This occurs alongside an informal “tapping” process, wherein current members have the opportunity to identify and recommend candidates they feel particularly strongly about being selected. Applications from all prospective candidates are collected, and some candidates are invited to interview with the selection committee. Following the interview, some candidates are invited back to attend a “smoker” (informal event) with the chapter membership. After a final round of deliberations, about 20 candidates are accepted into the organization.
The Spring selection process begins soon after fraternity/sorority recruitment is over in late January. It closely mirrors the Fall selection process, however there is no open application, and candidates must be tapped to be considered for admission. About 10 more candidates are accepted into the organization.