Methodist University is proud to be a chapter of the Kappa Alpha Omicron Honor Society. Chartered in 2013, MU-KAO is a Honor Society that is open to all university students who are interested in the Environmental Management, Science, & Study.
Kappa Alpha Omicron (KAO), the student chapters and honor society in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science/Study for the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association (IEA), is a new honor society called for in the IEA constitution. The Greek letters of the organization stand for the perspectives that can be used to address environmental issues: Kosmos (the universe), Anthropos (humanity), and Oikos (household [“ekos”]). An active chapter of KAOmay be chartered and established in any regularly incorporated and properly accredited four-year college or university granting the Bachelor’s or higher degree (subject to such restrictions as may hereinafter be set forth in the By-Laws of the Association), whereas high schools and two-year colleges may apply for an affiliated membership. KAO is designed to offer high school and college/university students (and faculty) working on interdisciplinary environmental issues around the world an academic home and support, a hub for networking across disciplines and countries, and some much-needed recognition for the outstanding interdisciplinary work being performed in this rapidly expanding and much needed academic discipline. The KAO honor society also promotes and encourages new students to enter environmental fields while providing a foundation to support the expansion of environmental research and contacts both here and abroad.