Omicron Delta Kappa
The National Leadership Honor Society
The University Of Memphis Circle
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
The Omicron Delta Kappa "mark of distinction" is well recognized by leaders in both
the academic and business worlds.
For more information please contact the 2014-2015 University of Memphis Circle president Dominic Martini at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chapter Advisor Kay Barkoh at email@example.com.
Membership selection takes place one time a year in the Spring Semester. CLICK HERE for membership information.
Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students who rank in the upper 35% academically of their respective college.
CLICK HERE for the David A. Collins scholarship application.