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.
Omicron Delta Kappa was founded
December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia,
by 15 student 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 administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest,
understanding and helpfulness. ODK 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.
The Omicron Delta Kappa "mark
of distinction" is well recognized by leaders in both the academic
and business worlds.
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 BIG 5
Campus & Community Service, Social & Religious
Activities, and Campus Government