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Organization Feature: Omega Nu Omega steps and strolls on campus

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“Without struggle, there is no progress.”
This motto has been a part of the Omega Nu Omega (ONO) family and has enforced the desire to achieve scholastic excellence, unity and loyalty amongst members for 11 years.
Seven women and three men, all seeking to instill the values of education and cultural awareness, created the organization that bonded the group for life.
ONO was the first Greek organization to step and stroll at Stanislaus. The organization also performed the first probate on campus in spring of 2013. They’ve focused on encouraging members to become successful attributes to society and achieve higher education. ONO has allowed students to gain experience by providing members the opportunity to hold executive positions that structure the fraternity.
“As I held presidency and other positions for my organization last academic school year, I was able to develop character and improve my leadership skills for my organization,” Davonte Wilson (senior, Sociology) said.
The organization is based off the divine nine—the first nine black fraternity and sororities founded in the United States. The black panther mascot is used to symbolize self defense and the blue rose represents the love and loyalty amongst all ONO members.
“We are African-American-based, however, we have become a multicultural family, and together we have re-established the organization to be what it is today,” Wilson said.
ONO members work together to raise awareness in the campus community by allying with their HIV/AIDS philanthropy.
ONO is anticipating their second annual World Aids Day planned for Dec. 3. Informational signs will be posted around campus and red ribbons will be sold for a dollar, allowing the campus community to unite with ONO and raise awareness.
All donations will benefit the local non-profit Community Impact Central Valley organization that serves as a support system for families affected by domestic abuse.
ONO is planning on extending their family soon by establishing new chapters. If you have any questions regarding the organization or getting involved, get in contact with any ONO member.
“I want to be remembered as an individual who helped pave the way for future members,” Wilson said. “And demonstrate that through hard work, dedication, discipline, courage and a supportive Greek family, anything is possible.”

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Organization Feature: Omega Nu Omega steps and strolls on campus