Order of Omega
Order of Omega is a national leadership honor society that recognizes juniors and seniors for their scholarship, leadership, character, and service to the greek, campus and local community. The Alpha Zeta chapter at Washington State University participates in service activities, receives many professional development opportunities, and gives greek students the opportunity to meet other leaders in the community. Membership is available to the top 3 percent of Greeks at Washington State University.
Intercultural Greek Leadership
(UNIV 497 ) | Offered in the Fall & Spring
This course covers identity boundaries, difference, diversity, social justice and alliance building within the Greek Community. The course is open to any member of the Multicultural Greek Community. Students will develop their intercultural leadership skills and apply them to real situations facing the Multicultural Greek Community. Students will learn the history behind the creation of Multicultural fraternities and sororities and how these organizations maintain their relevancy in today's society. In addition, students will discuss current social justice issues in the fraternity & sorority community and make connections with other student leaders in the Greek community. This course explores a wide range of intercultural leadership challenges within the multicultural Greek community, while specifically focusing on a broad range of social identities. In this course, students will understand the pluralistic nature of institutions (including multicultural fraternities and sororities), society and culture in the United States and across the world in order to become educated, productive, reflective, and engaged citizens and leaders. The course is facilitated by Assistant Director Nicholas Hudson with additional university administrators participating to facilitate networking opportunities.
Social Justice Leadership
UNIV 497 | Offered in the Spring
This course covers introductory social justice theories, identity development, power, privilege and oppression. Multicultural efforts on campus, the Black Lives Matter movement, #ItsOnUs, and the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement are all grounded in general social justice leadership principles and are led consistently by a growing group of activism students on college campuses. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a number of theoretical frameworks in the field of social justice leadership and activism. Through these theories, the notions of oppression, advocacy, image, and change will be explored. Attention will be given to specific issues related to social justice such as gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, ability, and class. Moreover, the course will provide students with opportunities to engage in outreach projects that focus on establishing connections between leadership and issues of social justice. This course explores a wide range of social justice leadership issues within the Washington State University community, while specifically focusing on a broad range of social identities. In this course, students will understand the pluralistic nature of institutions, society and culture in the United States and across the world in order to become educated, productive, reflective, and engaged citizens and leaders. This is open to all students and is taught by Nicholas Hudson, Assistant Director & Student Involvement staff.