The Gamma Advantage-Programs of Principle-is the Sorority’s member programming initiative; prospective actives, collegiate, and alumna members. These programs are experienced by your sisters nationwide—all a part of Gamma Alpha Omega’s Vision 2020 strategic plan.
Our approach to risk-management education helps members move from “you have to follow these rules” to “you can make smarter choices” for yourself and your sisters.
Our risk-management and healthy-living programming for chapters helps them with individual and group decision-making and increase overall safety in the chapter environment. While alcohol abuse is the most common risk-management issue on campuses nationwide, Gamma Alpha Omega’s approach also addresses other risky behaviors:
CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
These programs provide chapters a chance to refresh their activities and presentations while keeping programming consistent with Gamma Alpha Omega’s learning objectives for personal and chapter growth.
New programming is available each quarter so there’s always an opportunity to try something new!
Programs are created in the areas of academic achievement, chapter management, developing relationships, member development, member responsibility, philanthropy and Ritual.
STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE
The Standards of Excellence (SOE) program was developed to help define and assess collegiate chapter excellence as it pertains to our values: leadership and scholarship, sisterhood, service and loyalty. The program exemplifies what is both expected and desired on the part of each collegiate member and chapter. SOE is used as a tool by every chapter to strive toward the highest level of achievement in areas such as academics, leadership and skill development.
The criteria that make up the Standards of Excellence program are aligned with the values of Gamma Alpha Omega.
Each collegiate chapter is assessed annually using the criteria defined within our SOE program. Awards are given to those chapters achieving a high level of success and are presented at either the regional conference or national convention.
Our national conventions are our largest gathering of members and leaders. These events are a fun and exciting way to learn and network with sisters from across the country, as well as gain a new found appreciation for the unique bonds made possible by Gamma Alpha Omega.
PROSPECTIVE ACTIVE EDUCATION
The New Member Education Program is a place for learning and experiencing educational offerings. Topics covered in the program include:
Gamma Alpha Omega not only wants the prospective actives to understand the importance of membership responsibilities in Gamma, but to also feel welcome in the Sorority that will become her lifetime home.