Omicron Delta Kappa is a cross-discipline honors society which exists to recognize those who have achieved a high standard of excellence in collegiate activities and academics. The organization brings students and faculty together to build a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness.
Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is granted to those who demonstrate leadership achievements in one of five phases of campus life:
Campus or Community Service, Social and Religious Activities, and Campus Government
Journalism, Speech and Mass Media
Creative and Performing Arts
Undergraduate students who are juniors or seniors and rank in the upper 35 percent of their class
Graduate and professional students
Faculty, staff, and administrators
Alumni who graduated more than five years ago
Local, national and international leaders who qualify for honorary membership
Sponsors: Kellie Young
National Web site: www.odk.org
Day of Service Project (Spring semester)
Homecoming Brunch (Fall Semester)
Various fundraising activities-year round
To become a member of Omicron Delta Kappa an individual must be a junior by classification with a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and must also be requested to apply through the National Omicron Delta Kappa office.
The membership selection process will vary based on each circle’s traditions. Generally, OΔK circles will publicize an application period on campus and invite people who believe they meet the Society’s membership criteria to apply. After the circle has considered all applicants, a formal tapping process will occur. There is generally a period of several weeks to months between tapping and induction.
Specific requirements for membership at each of these levels may be found in the Society’s Bylaws (Article I Membership).
Members are expected to demonstrate the five O∆K ideals: