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Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

Contact: Sabrina Herrera, SHerrera_ug@nec.edu

Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes the top percentage of juniors and seniors at New England College who excel both in the classroom and through extracurricular and leadership activities. The five phases of campus life include: scholarship, athletics, campus and community service, journalism/speech/mass media, and the creative and performing arts. Membership requires an application process, and once accepted the student is initiated through an induction ceremony. There is a fee associated with this honor society.

Order of Omega Honor Society

Contact: Megan Hotaling, Assistant Dean for Student Engagement, mhotaling@nec.edu

Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization, and within the Greek campus and local community. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. To date, over 500 chapters have been chartered throughout North America, each sharing the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution.

Alpha Chi Honor Society

Contact: Andrew Morgan, Associate Professor of Creative Writing / Co-Director, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, amorgan@nec.edu

Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Since 1922 their purpose has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Alpha Chi recognizes the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students. New England College is one of 300 chapters across the United States.

SALUTE – National Honors Society for Student Veterans and all Veterans

Contact: Cindi Nadelman, Professor, Business Administration / Director of Veterans’ Services, cnadelman@nec.edu

SALUTE is the only national honor society recognizing and honoring the service and the scholastic achievements of student veterans. SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society was made possible by an ACE/Wal-Mart Foundation Success for Veterans Grant, and is headquartered out of Colorado State University.

Chi Alpha Sigma, Beta Chapter – National Athletic Honors Society

Contact: Lou Izzi, Athletic Director, lizzi@nec.edu

Chi Alpha Sigma is the academic fraternity for the National College Athlete Honor Society. Chi Alpha Sigma works with NCAA and NAIA member institutions to recognize outstanding college student-athletes for their successes both on the field of competition and in the classroom.

Peer Leaders

Resident Advisors

Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Contact: Tom Zervos, tzervos_ug@nec.edu, and Matt Richard,  MRichard_UG@nec.edu
Advisor: Carly Sweeney, Head Coach – Women’s Field Hockey, and Head Coach – Women’s Volleyball

Comprised of student athletes, SAAC puts on events such as the pep rallies, community service events, and blood drives (among other things) for the student body.

Wow Squad

Want to help students move back to campus? Hoping to move back into your own room early? The Weekend of Welcome (WOW) Squad is a group of energetic students who will serve as the move-in crew, hosts, and friendly faces to incoming first-year students (as well as our returning students) during Move In Weekend, and assist with some of the larger events during Move In Weekend. Applications are available in March each year, through the Office of Student Engagement.