Omicron Nu, University of Windsor

About Omicron Nu Chapter

Omicron Nu was founded on October 3, 1992 at University of Windsor in Windsor, ON. We've been around 25 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 6. We currently have a total of 33 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 2.8! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated over 300 service hours!

Heart for Hearing
School Year Total
$0
School Year Goal
$5,000
Total Raised
$3,586

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Chapter News

Melanie Renaud, Omicron Nu Vice President of Membership, is a truth seeker for change

Melanie Renaud, Vice President of Membership for the Omicron Nu Chapter at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, is an aspiring journalist with a mission.

"I am currently studying journalism and communications at the University of Windsor," she said, "and being a member of Delta Zeta Sorority has strongly influenced my academic goals and work ethic as a writer and truth seeker. I bring a professionalism to the table with my work, and I am positive I will be successful in my life after school due to the skills I have learned from Delta Zeta."

Melanie belief in reporting and living the truth is inspired by the words Delta Zeta's Creed, "To seek the truth and defend it always."

Melanie is certain she wouldn't have had the courage to aspire to her dream without her Delta Zeta experience and the women she has come to know as sisters. "Delta Zeta has given me the tools and skills to become a leader in my community and excel in my current and future endeavors," she continued. "By being a part of an environment where I am inspired and encouraged by other amazing women making a difference in the world, I was always motivated to reach my goals."

What does "Truly" mean to Melanie?

"When I became the Vice President of Membership," she said, "I was able to use my role to inspire other amazing women on campus to join the sisterhood that has shaped who I am today. Through my position with Delta Zeta, I learned how to be a leader, work with a team, and encourage and motivate those around me. To me, Truly means to become the best version of yourself and to help others to do so as well."

Melanie believes that it is possible to change lives for the better, and so make a change that will change the world.

"I involve myself in programs where I am able to help shape the minds of young women, helping them grow and have success in their own lives," she said. "Our chapter works with a girls' day camp called Delta Pals, which focuses on improving self-esteem and Delta Zeta has given me the opportunity to assist others through philanthropy and giving back. That is something I will continue to do to help make a difference in this world."

Omicron Nu Chapter raises more than $1,000 for speech and hearing with American Sign Language Class

The Omicron Nu Chapter at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, hosted an American Sign Language (ASL) Class, which raised more than $1,000. Those proceeds benefited the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

 

Devon Gale, Omicron Nu member at University of Windsor, organizes first successful Hills for Heroes to help wounded warriors

Devon Gale, collegiate member of the Omicron Nu Chapter, a history major entering her third year at the University of Windsor and President of the History Student Association (HSA), hosted the first ever Hills for Heroes run on April 30, 2017.

The 5 kilometer (3.12 mile) walk/run supported Wounded Warriors Canada and helped provide support dogs to veterans with PTSD. The first event was incredibly successful with over 130 participants and raised approximately $3,500. "Our whole chapter is so proud of you, Devon!" said the members of Omicron Nu.

See an entire alburm of photos here. Photos by Simon Wyn Edwards Photography

Omicron Nu Chapter (University of Windsor) raises more than $1,000 for Starkey Hearing Foundation

The Omicron Nu Chapter (University of Windsor), headed by Victoria Pedri, Vice President of Philanthropy, hosted its second annual American Sign Language Class. The class was a huge success, raising more than $1,000 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and increased awareness of the need to further sign language abilities. This year's class saw 47 participants, doubling that of last year.

Delta Zeta inspires Kierstyn Pare, President, Omicron Nu (Univ. of Windsor), to be her best self

Delta Zeta has inspired Kierstyn Pare, President of the Omicron Nu Chapter at the University of Windsor, to be her best self.

Kierstyn Pare, President of the Omicron Nu Chapter at the University of Windsor, tell us her Truly Amazing story.

Kierstyn is pursuing a degree in Business at the University of Windsor. She hopes to begin her own business and have the chance to explore the world while making a difference in people's lives. A motivated, strong and passionate woman, she aspires to be Truly Amazing in every phase of her life.

“I am passionate about our National Philanthropy, Speech and Hearing,” said Kierstyn. “When I first joined Delta Zeta, I was introduced to the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the importance it places on helping those with hearing challenges. I have never been affected by hearing loss in my life, and Delta Zeta has taught me that just because something doesn't affect you personally, it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

“Since learning about our national philanthropy and having the privilege of meeting Morgane Vincent, President of the Omicron Sigma Chapter at Gallaudet University, I have made every effort to increase my knowledge about speech and hearing.”

This semester, the Omicron Nu Chapter created a video of the chapter members reciting the Creed in sign language to show support for Gallaudet. Omicron Nu is planning its Hike for Hearing in the Fall of 2016, and has included an ASL (American Sign Language) Chairman in the chapter who will teach the members sign language.

“I've learned that raising money is great, but educating others is even better. Hearing aids don't work for everyone, but sign language does,” Kierstyn said. "This is only the beginning for not only our chapter but for myself as well. There is so much to learn, and Delta Zeta has given me the foundation to learn it all.”

Kierstyn said that Delta Zeta has inspired her in philanthropic work and beyond. "Delta Zeta has influenced my life in more ways than I could ever imagine,” she continued. It's provided me with the opportunities I've needed to grow and has helped me become more connected with my community.

“Delta Zeta serves as a reminder to give back to the world. It encourages its members to be their best self. It provides a home for those who need support and guidance. Since joining Delta Zeta, I have become a stronger leader, a poised woman and an avid philanthropist. Through my experience, I have learned more about myself than I ever thought I could and have challenged myself to try new things. Delta Zeta brought out the best me I could be."

Omicron Nu Chapter at University of Windsor hosts all-welcomng American Sign Language class
June 17, 2106



The Omicron Nu Chapter (University of Windsor) hosted its first American Sign Language class, taught by a Delta Zeta alumna. Local politicians and community organization members were present, as were many students, making the event a success.

Taylor, the alumna, taught basic sign language and discussed the importance of sign language within society. She also talked about the history of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, the world's leading university with undergraduate programs accessible to deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students, with which Delta Zeta has partnered since 1954. "We wanted to make our community accessible for those with hearing challenges," said Kaitlyn Benjamin, LAMP Editor.

After the event, the chapter held Hot Dogs for Hearing, open to the campus and surrounding community. All proceeds from these events went to Gallaudet University.
Devon Paolini, Omicron Nu Chapter senior, receives University of Windsor Women’s and Gender Studies Paper Prize
May 6, 2016

Devon Paolini, a senior in the Omicron Nu Chapter at the University of Windsor, received the Women’s and Gender Studies Paper Prize. Participants submit a paper they have written for a class and the winner is decided upon by a panel of judges. Devon's paper, entitled, "We're Still Men: Fight Club's Project Masculinity," received the 2016 Paper Prize.
Kierstyn Paré, President of Omicron Nu Chapter (University of Windsor) receives Toronto Area Alumnae Panhellenic academic undergraduate scholarship
May 23, 2016

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Kierstyn Paré, President of the Omicron Nu Chapter at the University of Windsor in Canada, received the Toronto Area Alumnae Panhellenic awards academic undergraduate scholarship. She was recognized for her dedication to learning and to fraternal life at TAAP's 2016 Spring Luncheon on April 30, 2016.

"We are so proud of all Kierstyn has accomplished," said Vanessa Vreman, Chapter Webmaster. "Her hard work and dedication to our Panhellenic Council has helped us grow and become stronger! We can't wait to see all of the amazing things she will accomplish in her future!"
Omicron Nu Chapter (University of Windsor) helps hospitalized children with Fleece and Thank You
April 15, 2016



The Omicron Nu Chapter at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario participated in a philanthropy event and partnered with an organization called Fleece and Thank You. Fleece and Thank You makes blankets for hospitalized children. The beautiful blankets welcome the children to their hospital rooms and give them comforting while they undergo medical treatment.
Victoria Pedri, Omicron Nu Chapter (University of Windsor) collegian, is 2016 Miss Canada United Nations and crusades for mental health
March 25, 2016

Victoria Pedri, a collegian in the Omicron Nu Chapter at the University of Windsor (Canada) is the 2016 Miss Canada United Nations. The United Nations Pageant brings together representatives of a wide range of communities and cultures from all over the globe, whose delegates aim to share common values and foster international friendship and understanding.

Social justice and equity are Victoria's priorities, and she is especially passionate about women’s rights, anti-bullying, student financial equity, and mental health awareness. She is the past Philanthropy Chairman for the Omicron Nu Chapter.

Victoria  is founder and president of Get Real UWindsor, an organization that speaks out against LGBTQ discrimination and bullying. She is an honors student and teaching assistant, and hopes to teach social psychiatry as a Ph.D. and research stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice. She is a tireless volunteer for many organizations and causes such as SASS (Society of Arts and Social Sciences), where, as President, she worked to implement and award scholarships to students, the Golden Key Society, Relay for Life, Shinerama (which raises money for Cystic Fibrosis Research), Jack.org, a national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health, and the Psychology Students Association.

Read more about Victoria here.