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Kappa Alpha Omicron (KAO) is the honor society in interdisciplinary environmental science. 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”]).

The Iota Chapter of KAO offers students working on interdisciplinary environmental issues a hub for networking across disciplines and countries, and recognition for outstanding interdisciplinary work.

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.