Kappa Alpha Omicron (KAO) is the international student honor society in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science/Study chartered under the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association. USM is the zeta chapter approved in 2012.
KAO is designed to offer students working on interdisciplinary environmental issues a hub for networking across disciplines and countries and much-needed recognition for the outstanding interdisciplinary work being performed in this rapidly expanding and much needed academic discipline.
Formal invitation to join KAO comes from ESP faculty and is based on academic achievement (as determined by GPA) and service. It is open to all ESP majors and any student pursuing a minor offered by ESP.