Welcome to Omicron Delta Kappa!

The Omicron Delta Kappa Society is the national leadership honor society for college students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. Membership in ODK is a mark of the highest distinction and honor.

The purpose of Omicron Delta Kappa is threefold:

  1. Recognize those who have attained a high standard of efficiency in collegiate activities and to inspire others to strive for conspicuous attainments along similar lines
  2. Bring together the most representative students in all phases of collegiate life and thus to create an organization which will help mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest
  3. Bring together members of the faculty and student body of the institution, as well as other Omicron Delta Kappa members, on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness

Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes and encourages achievement in:

  1. Scholarship
  2. Athletics
  3. Campus or community service
  4. Social and religious activities, and campus government
  5. Journalism, speech, and the mass media
  6. Creative and performing arts

Five indispensable qualifications for membership:

  1. Exemplary character
  2. Responsible leadership and service in campus or community life
  3. Superior scholarship
  4. Genuine fellowship
  5. Consecration to democratic ideals

Five point program for every college campus:

  1. Inculcation of the ODK idea into every field of campus life
  2. Provision of intellectual leadership to campus movements
  3. Coordination of constructive movements
  4. Preservation of worthwhile traditions and customs
  5. Improvement of the general welfare of the student body

Diversity Statement

The ODK idea affirms and promotes openness and inclusiveness among all people. Membership selection shall be free of bias so that all qualified will be considered equitably for membership.

Faculty Participation

Active participation of faculty and administrative members of the Society in the Circle's activities and their hearty cooperation with student members is a feature of great importance in Omicron Delta Kappa. Their active and continuous affiliation with the Circles increases the stability and effectiveness of the Society.


This site was created by Kara Westercamp. This page last updated on September 1, 2006.