Omicron Nu, an honor society for scholarship, research, and study within the field of Home Economics, was established in 1912 at Michigan State University. The Lambda Chapter at Oregon State was founded in 1919. In 1990 a consolidation of Omicron Nu and another national home economics honor society, Kappa Omicron Phi, formed the new organization Kappa Omicron Nu (KON). In spite of the new name, the fundamental mission of KON and the OSU Lambda chapter did not change. Currently membership in KON is open to students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences performing at the top 10% of their major.
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