The FHS Graduate Public Health Program Delta Omega chapter In October, 2010, the Graduate Public Health Program at FHS initiated a Delta Omega chapter. Our AUB chapter is the Gamma Delta chapter. As stated on its website Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. The society was founded in 1924 at then Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. There are currently 68 chapters throughout the United States and abroad. The chapters elect new members each year from four groups: 1. Students who are candidates for a graduate degree in public health 2. Faculty members at the school of public health 3. Alumni actively engaged in public health work 4. Honorary members possessing exceptional qualifications Election from all three groups is based on outstanding performance: scholarship in students, teaching and research in faculty members, and community service in alumni. Election to membership in Delta Omega is intended not only to recognize merit, but also to encourage further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work. Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to quality in the field of public health and to protection and advancement of the health of all people.