Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society
Kappa Omicron Nu is
the leading honor society for students in the human
sciences. It was established on February 21, 1990 by the
consolidation of Kappa Omicron Phi and Omicron Nu. Kappa
Omicron Nu chapters are located in colleges and
universities that offer a strong human sciences program.
Chapter members are undergraduate and graduate students
who major in one of the specializations and meet the high
standards of scholarship. The professional category of
membership includes alumni of college chapters and faculty
and others not previously initiated into Kappa Omicron Nu
or its predecessor societies. Candidates must have earned one or
more degrees in the human sciences or are working in the
field and have the minimum class rank as a student.
The mission of Kappa Omicron Nu
is empowered leaders who use an
integrative approach to enhance quality of living through
excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research. Kappa
Omicron Nu values recognition, reward, advancement, and strong
affiliation networks. These ends enhance the ability of the organization and chapters to prepare
scholars and researchers as leaders for the 21st century.
Kappa Omicron Nu provides
not only recognition and honor but also lifelong opportunities
for networking, personal growth, and professional growth through
education and service. Membership identifies you throughout
your life as one who has a distinguished academic record and
potential as a professional. Employers recognize the Kappa
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as a mark of excellence and will look to you for leadership.
As a member you can participate
in local and national activities to enhance your leadership
and management skills. Chapter activities are designed to
integrate co-curricular and academic goals through
collaboration with faculty and campus/community organizations.
Kappa Omicron Nu provides on-line
information and education to enhance your career planning and
professional development. By accepting an invitation to
membership you will be joining an association of peers, and
through local, national, and on-line activities Kappa Omicron
Nu can serve your unique needs throughout life.
Kappa Omicron Nu is a member of the
Association of College of Honor Societies (ACHS). The mission
of ACHS is to build a visibly cohesive community of national
and international honor societies, individually and
collaboratively exhibiting excellence in scholarship, service,
programs, and governance.
Program - National grants to chapters for local scholarships.
- Undergraduate Research Program - National research teams,
research conference, and on-line journal.
- Fellowships - Awards for master's and doctoral study
- Research/Project Grants - Awards targeted to the Kappa
Omicron Nu research agenda
- Award Program - Awards for members, advisers, and chapters.
- Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM - Refereed, thematic scholarly
- Kappa Omicron Nu Dialogue - Newsletter of articles featuring
issues, program themes, announcements, and awards.
- Kappa Omicron Nu Spotlight - On-line newsletter.
- Collegiate Member Newsletter - On-line newsletter.
- On-line Courses - Leadership, Self-managed Mentoring.
- Program Activities - Priorities to coordinate local and
national effort include Seven Wonders of the Socially Responsible World, Commitment to Writing,
Ethical Dimensions of the Scholar, Mentoring: The Human Touch, Leadership: Reflective Human
- Conclave - Held in alternate years to govern the society,
provide leadership training, and explore current issues.
Guidelines for Establishing a New Chapter