Qualifications for Membership

Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is granted to those who demonstrate leadership achievements in one of five phases of campus life:

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

Members are:

  • Undergraduate students who are juniors or seniors and rank in the upper 35 percent of their class
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Alumni who graduated more than five years ago

Members must demonstrate:

  • Exemplary character
  • Responsible leadership and service in campus or community life
  • Superior scholarship
  • Genuine fellowship
  • Dedication to democratic ideals

The membership selection process will vary based on each circle’s traditions. Applications for the 2019-2020 Circle of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will open in November and remain available until January 18, 2019. Please feel free to contact the Selections Committee at nebodkselections@gmail.com with any questions!