Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. The society was founded in 1924 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. There are currently 68 chapters throughout the United States and abroad.
Each chapter conducts the principal Delta Omega activities. The chapters elect new members each year from four groups:
- Students who are candidates for a graduate degree in public health,
- Faculty members at the school of public health, and
- Alumni actively engaged in public health work
- Honorary members possessing exceptional qualifications
Election is based on outstanding performance: scholarship in students, teaching and research in faculty members, and community service in alumni. 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.
In 2010, the USF College of Public Health, Tau Chapter, won the National Chapter Award for Service. See related article.