Omicron Delta Kappa – one of the most prestigious national societies to recognize leadership – is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 semester. Sigma Circle of ODK at College Park began in 1927 and, since then, has initiated over 3900 students, faculty, and honorary members. ODK tapped Senator Joe Tydings in 1950 when he was playing varsity lacrosse and US Congressman Steny Hoyer in 1962 when he was SGA Vice President. ODK has also initiated other proven leaders such as State Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jane and Jim Henson, and honorary members President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr. James MacGregor Burns, and Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond. The names of all of these outstanding leaders, along with many others, are engraved on the ODK Fountain on McKeldin Mall.
ODK brings together junior, senior, and graduate students with our most outstanding faculty members, to recognize campus leaders and to encourage other students to achieve. We seek accomplished leaders in five areas of campus community life.
- Campus or community service, social, religious activities and campus government
- Journalism, speech, and the mass media
- Creative and performing arts
Omicron Delta Kappa requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.38 for juniors (60-89 credits), 3.48 for seniors (90 credits), and 3.87 for graduate students to be considered for membership.
ODK needs your help to identify talented and deserving leaders for consideration!
Applications are available ON-LINE now! Students should visit www.odk.umd.edu to begin the application process. Applications must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015.