W&J is host to the Epsilon Zeta (EZ) chapter of the international music service fraternity Delta Omicron (ΔΟ). The chapter was founded in 2006 by Associate Professor Susan Medley and is a small group made up of music majors and minors.
The fraternity’s dedicated students put together numerous events and fundraisers and usher at events in the Olin Fine Arts Center. They have held movie and karaoke nights, study sessions, and sold Christmas ornaments. The group’s unique fundraisers include Practice-A-Thon, in which students play on street corners to raise money. A benefit concert for Pet Search in which faculty member Susan Woodard performed with the Trinity High School Orchestra saw proceeds of $1200.
Delta Omicron members also frequently produce and perform in Musicale concerts.
As a fraternity, Delta Omicron holds numerous rush events to recruit new members in February and March each year. The group also holds an annual fall mixer with music department faculty to provide information to students interested in majoring or minoring in music.
To join Delta Omicron, students must declare a major or minor in music. Academic requirements include a 3.0 GPA in music classes and an overall 2.5 GPA. Interested students must also pay the Delta Omicron membership fee.
Information on past events can be found here.