The Nebraska Circle

Chartered here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in November 1998, the members of The Circle have exemplary character, responsible leadership, service in campus or community life, superior scholarship, genuine fellowship, and consecration of democratic ideals. 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.

What makes The Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa a unique society at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is our inclusion of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty as active members of our leadership circle. We strive to bring members of the University community together on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and collaboration. The Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa has established and participated in a variety of activities that fulfill the Omicron Delta Kappa ideal by continually connecting with faculty, staff, and other student organizations.


To identify, honor and develop leaders in collegiate and community life, to encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff and alumni to advance leadership, and to promote and publicize our ideals.


As the most respected and effective leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa strives for excellence in leadership  and character development.


Scholarship • Service • Integrity • Character • Fellowship

Our History

Nationally, OΔK has more than 317 active circles at colleges and universities across the United States. We remain committed to developing campus leaders who will become tomorrow’s community leaders.

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

Our Members

  • Number of inductees in 2019:  7,367
  • Number of living addressable members: more than 300,000
  • Number of active circles: 317

Diversity Statement 

The OΔK Idea affirms and promotes openness and inclusiveness among all people. Membership selection shall be free of bias so that all qualified will be considered equitably for membership.