Establishing A Chapter

We welcome all CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health to establish a chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society. It is a great way to recognize excellence in practice, research, education and academic achievement in the field of public health. Schools and programs wishing to establish a chapter must send a petition to the National Office via email at

The petition must consist of the following

  • A letter of interest written and signed by the dean of the school or the program chair. This letter should explain why the school/program seeks to establish a chapter of Delta Omega.
  • Two letters of support written by the faculty or staff who will lead the chapter in its initial year and establishment. These letters should note what role the faculty/staff will have in the chapter.
  • A proposed timeline for the chapter’s first year and what activities would be taken on. This timeline can either be sent as a separate document or be incorporated in the letters of interest or support.  See an example of a new chapter timeline here.

Approval process

Once received, the National Office will send the application to the Executive Committee for their review. Decisions are typically made within two weeks.

Getting started

After a new chapter is approved, the National Office will set up a call to walk the leadership of the new chapter through the process of getting started.  New chapters are encouraged to visit our Key Resources page

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process, please contact Delta Omega at