Originally designed to promote the study of Negro life and history. Achievement Week is observed in November of each year and is designed to seek out and give due recognition to those individuals at the local and international levels who have made a noteworthy contribution toward improving the quality of life for black Americans. A High School Essay Contest is to be held in conjunction with Achievement Week. This contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors. College scholarships are awarded to the winners, each of whom must submit an essay on a theme/topic chosen by the fraternity. This contest is a phase of the International Achievement Week observance.
The Joseph N. Green Award is Zeta Iota's public scholarship. It is named after one of the charter members of Zeta Iota chapter who was a staunch advocate for education. The Joseph N. Green Award is intended to promote academic excellence. It also serves as a community service activity to provide financial assistance to deserving students graduating from area high schools that demonstrate academic excellence and will attend an institution of higher education. Details and instructions for completing and submitting the application are available on this web site.
SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAM
Chapters participate in activities that will uplift their communities. Some of the activities include: voter registration, Assault on Illiteracy; Habitat for Humanity; mentoring; and participation in fundraisers for charitable organizations.
TALENT HUNT PROGRAM
The Talent Hunt features young men and women currently enrolled in high school who demonstrate a high level of talent in music and dramatic competition. Top performers are awarded monetary prizes. The top performer competes at the District level. The program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the performing arts. Winners are awarded recognition and may be given college scholarships.
March 12th of each year chapters conduct an appropriate service to recall the memory of those members who have entered into Omega Chapter.
RECLAMATION AND RETENTION
A concerted effort at the international, district and local levels to retain active brothers and return inactive brothers to full participatory status.
COLLEGE ENDOWMENT FUND
Each year the fraternity gives at least $50,000 to historically black college and universities in furtherance of Omega’s commitment to provide philanthropic support.
Chapters facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that promote good health practices. Some of the programs are the Charles Drew Blood Drive and partnership with the American Diabetes Association.
VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION AND MOBILIZATION
Chapters facilitate and participate in activities that uplift their communities through the power of the vote.
Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. All members of the fraternity are encouraged to join the NAACP.