About OΔK

Omicron Delta Kappa is a 100-year old national leadership honor society that has initiated more than 300,000 members since its founding. The Society recognizes not only academic achievement but also campus leadership across the five phases of campus life:

  • Scholarship
  • Athletics
  • Campus or Community Service, Social or Religious Activities, and Campus Government
  • Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media
  • Creative and Performing Arts

OΔK has more than 285 active circles at colleges and universities across the United States. We remain committed to developing campus leaders who will become tomorrow’s community leaders.

Members display:

  • Exemplary character
  • Responsible leadership and service in campus and community life
  • Superior scholarship
  • Genuine fellowship
  • Consecration of democratic ideals

Our History

  • Founded: Dec. 3, 1914
  • Birthplace: Washington and Lee University
  • Colors: white, black, and light blue
  • Flower: blue delphinium

Our Members

  • Number of inductees in 2017:  8,486
  • Number of living addressable members: more than 300,000
  • Number of active circles: 302
  • Total number of circles established (including those that are now inactive): 408