The sisters of Omega Phi Alpha invite you to join Rutgers University's Panhellenic Community! We are looking to recruit women who will live by the cardinal principles of leadership, friendship and service and will dedicate themselves to service. At Omega Phi Alpha, sisters find their family away from home, make friendships that last a lifetime, challenge themselves by tackling leadership roles, and most importantly, they get to help others. Membership in Omega Phi Alpha opens doors to incredible opportunities both in your short time at Rutgers and beyond. Being a member of Omega Phi Alpha is being part of a sisterhood of extremely talented and driven young women. Our sisters are highly motivated in their academics and extra-curricular activities with members on the Rutgers Club Softball Team, Rutgers Performing Dance Company, Dance Marathon, Global Brigades, Honors College, Dean’s List, and more!

For any questions regarding our recruitment process, please feel free to contact our Recruitment Chair Sarah Basenese at oparu.recruitment@gmail.com. Follow our Instagram, Twitter, and Rush Omega Phi Alpha Facebook Page to be updated on all our recruitment events, Meet the Sisters, and service events.

Requirements to Join

Here at Rutgers University, Omega Phi Alpha participates in informal recruitment during the Fall and Spring semesters. In order to be eligible to receive a bid, potential new members (PNMs) must attend at least one informational and as many events as possible. PNMs must also have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, completed at least 12 credits at an accredited college/university, and must be a full-time student in order to receive a bid. AP/IB Credits do not count.

Mission

The mission of Omega Phi Alpha is service. We provide opportunities for leadership and friendship through training and participation in service activities. Our hope is that our members will become life-long, service-minded leaders. We strive to better the lives of others worldwide by collaborating with organizations and volunteering through a flexible service program.

Membership Expectations

All active sisters are expected to perform a minimum of 15 hours of service each semester, complete at least 4 study hours and are highly encouraged to attend sisterhood events and contribute to the organization. Members must follow must hold a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher. If their GPA drops below a 2.5, the sister will be placed on an academic trial period for one semester. After the trial period, if the sister has not obtained a 2.5 GPA, the sister will be placed on probation until her GPA rises above a 2.5. The sister will also be expected to participate in 5 service events and end the semester with 15 service hours.

Membership Dues

New Members: $240
(National/Local Dues and one-time Activation Fee)

Actives: $140
(National/Local Dues)

Please note that dues are subject to change and are voted on every semester. Feel free to reach out to our Finance Director Lexi Gabion at opaRU.treasurer@gmail.com for additional information.

Alcohol and Drugs Policy

Omega Phi Alpha is a dry sorority and prohibits the use, possession and distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs of any kind at all Omega Phi Alpha sponsored events. Members and invited guests may not attend an event if they are under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. An Omega Phi Alpha Event is defined as an event, project, meeting, or gathering that has been officially coordinated, sponsored, or promoted as a part of sorority activities. It is also defined as any outing, meeting, or gathering that is discussed or planned at another OPA event or through official means of sorority communication, including but not limited to sorority email and social media groups.
Omega Phi Alpha is compliant with all federal, state, local, and university laws and regulations regarding the use, possession, and distribution of alcohol and illegal drugs.

Hazing Policy

Omega Phi Alpha has a strict zero tolerance policy for hazing. We strongly believe that sisters do not haze and our sorority educates our members and strives to maintain a healthy and safe community for all members. Omega Phi Alpha complies with all federal, state, local, and university laws and regulations pertaining to hazing.
“Hazing” means doing any act or coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of initiation into any student organization that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm to any person. No person shall recklessly participate in the hazing of another.


Omega Phi Alpha was founded on February 28, 2015 by our founding mothers. Since then, we have expanded our membership to over 200 girls. Below are all our pledge classes at their activation, starting with our Founding class to our most recent Theta class.

Founding Class

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Alpha Class

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Beta Class

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Gamma Class

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Delta Class

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Epsilon Class

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Zeta Class

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Eta Class

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Theta Class

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