Honor Societies: Delta Omega.
Delta Omega award is a scholarship award based on the top 10 % of the academic average of the graduating class with a minimum GPA of 3.95 and above. Inductees are awarded lifetime membership into the society, and the membership fee is covered by SPH.
Founded at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 1924, Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. It celebrates excellent academic achievement, devotion to public health principles, and outstanding service in public health. There are currently 48 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
The chapters elect new members each year from four groups:
1. Students who are candidates for a graduate degree in public health
2. Faculty members at a school of public health
3. Alumni actively engaged in public health work
4. Honorary members possessing exceptional qualifications
Election from all four groups is based on outstanding performance and scholarship in students, teaching,and research in faculty members, and community service in alumni. Election to membership in Delta Omega is intended not only to recognize merit, but also to encourage further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work. Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to quality in the field of public health and to protection and advancement of the health of all people. Graduating students with exceptional grade point averages are inducted into Delta Omega Alpha Beta Chapter and are recognized at the Commencement ceremony in May. More information on membership benefits can be found here.
Recipient(s) receives a certificate and Delta Omega Stole that can be worn with regalia at the SPH Commencement ceremony.