|Alpha Tau Omikron OmegaŽ - Catholic Studies Honor Society|
Established in 2004, is for the purpose of promoting and recognizing scholarship, service, and the integration of faith and professional preparation. ALPHA TAU OMIKRON OMEGA® together with its LOGO was registered with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office in 2006. The Honor Society inducts undergraduate and graduate students who have completed four Catholic Studies courses (at least one core course). Since two core courses and all Catholic Studies electives are cross-listed, this opens membership to students who are not Catholic Studies majors or minors. Students who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.2 with a 3.3 in Catholic Studies courses are invited to apply. Normally undergraduate students are Juniors or Seniors in standing, but application may be made after completing four Catholic Studies courses.
Requirements for Honor Cords
Honor Society Members must fulfill THREE of the following:
a) 30 Service Hours in Catholic Studies approved and documented involvements
b) Research Day Project
c) Attend and document two out of three yearly Alpha Tau Omikron Omega discussion groups
d) Provide student leadership in
e) Attend and document two approved lectures relating to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Alpha Tau Omikron Omega
Archbishop J. Michael Miller Lecture Series
Alpha Tau Omikron Omega liturgical or cultural events
f) Attend and document two cultural/liturgical Alpha Tau Omikron Omega events
Alpha Tau Omikron Omega ®. These letters symbolize Pope John Paul's analysis of the Divine Plan for humanity. The Alpha is creation’s beginning in Christ - Pre-History as recorded in Gen. 1-3; the Tau is the cross of Christ, the center of human history and the universe; the Omikron is the globe or universe; and the Omega is the Eschaton - the fulfillment of the Divine Plan in Christ.
a) Honor Cords: gold and white (papal colors) recall the origin of the Catholic Studies Program in response to the papal encyclical Ex Corde Ecclesiae ; they also reflect the Catholic Studies Endowed Chair in honor of Archbishop J. Michael Miller, Secretary of Catholic Education for the Vatican. Cords are received at spring luncheon before graduation.
b) Pin®: Globe(Ο) with Α Τ Ω. Pins are given at induction ceremony.
c) Membership card and certificate given at induction ceremony.
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President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer.
$40 one time fee to be paid before induction.