Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society (ODK)

Application: Membership application (PDF)                        Membership application (HTML

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About ODk

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


            The Society recognizes achievement in five areas:


·         Scholarship

·         Athletics

·         Campus/Community Service, Social/Religious Activities, and Campus Government

·         Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media

·         Creative and Performing Arts


Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person, both as a member of the college community and as a contributor to a better society.  The purpose of Omicron Delta Kappa is threefold:


1.       To recognize those who have exhibited a high standard of leadership and effectiveness in collegiate activities;


2.       To bring together student leaders from all sectors of collegiate life in order to help mold the sentiment of the university for questions of local and collegiate interest;


3.       To bring together members of the faculty and the student body on a basis of mutual interest and understanding.


Omicron Delta Kappa was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, by 15 students and faculty leaders.  The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrations should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness.  ODKâ was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship.  Today, the Omicron Delta Kappa “mark of distinction” is well recognized by leaders in both academic and business worlds. 



Requirements For Consideration


Leadership                 Campus or community leadership activities in any or all the areas listed above.

Class Year                  Undergraduate Students must be at least Junior status (over 57 credits earned) by Spring 2005

Cumulative GPA        top 33% of the student body—your cumulative GPA at the end of the spring semester should be 2.8 or above.

Dues and Fees           $70—One time lifetime dues.  For this you will receive a membership pin and certificate, the ODK circle magazine, a breakfast for you and a guest at the induction ceremony, a special cord for graduation, and lifetime membership to both the local and national ODK honor society.  Fees are due once your application is accepted.

Participation               Applicants are expected to participate in several semester events that involve fundraising for charity or the promotion of leadership skills.    



For more information please contact Jim Lipuma at 973-642-4743 or


National Web Page: Http://


Membership application (PDF)


Membership application (HTML)


*****Please r return completed applications to the ODk mailbox at the Student Center Information Desk ****

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