Delta Omega is a Public Health Honorary Society, and CUNY SPH is pleased to house the Epsilon Chi chapter of this prestigious organization. Delta Omega was founded at Johns Hopkins University in 1924 at the School of Hygiene and Public Health, by graduate students Edgar Erskine Hume and Claude W. Mitchell. According to the National Delta Omega website, “Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to increasing the quality of the field, as well as to the protection and advancement of the health of all people.” CUNY SPH and the GSGA are proud to promote teaching, service and research in the field of public health. At CUNY SPH we meet this mission through a variety of activities, including holding public health events on campus and engaging in public health education with community partners. With over 100 active chapters and its over 20,000 members, Delta Omega and its members are dedicated to ensuring the quality of the field of public health and to the protection and advancement of the health of all people.
Each Academic Year, the Epsilon Chi Chapter of Delta Omega selects students, faculty, alumni and honorary members based on high academic standards and outstanding performance in scholarship, teaching, research and community service. The selected individuals who are inducted into the Delta Omega chapter is intended to not only recognize merit, but also to encourage and further excellence in and devotion to public health work. Our chapter—Epsilon Chi—was founded in 2020 by the 2019-20 GSGA Administration.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of Delta Omega, Epsilon Chi Chapter please contact the GSGA.
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