Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa is the National Leadership Honor Society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. Membership in ODK® is a mark of the highest distinction and honor. Student membership candidates must rank academically in the upper 35 percent of the student body, and must have junior or senior standing.

Achievements

ODK® recognizes achievements in the five following areas:

     1. Scholarship
     2. Athletics
     3. Campus/Community Service, Social/Religious Activities, Student Government
     4. Journalism, Speech and Mass Media
     5. Creative and Performing Arts

Membership Benefits

     • National Level
     • National Summits and Regional Conventions
     • Scholarships and awards towards graduate studies
     • Recognition
     • Local Level
     • Networking with faculty/staff, alumni, and professionals
     • Opportunity to serve on executive board
     • Honor cords and stoles for commencement
     • Recognition

Activities

     • Prospective Member Information Session
     • Networking Workshops
     • Peer Mentorship Program
     • Community Service – Adopt-a-Campus, National Day of Service, Breast Cancer Walk

Applying for Membership

Minimum requirements:
     • Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student
     • Minimum 3.5 GPA
     • Display leadership in at least one of the five areas of campus life mentioned above
     • During the second month of each semester, an email will be sent to all eligible applicants      

 • If your application is received BEFORE this email is sent it, it WILL NOT be reviewed!
     • Go to www.odk.org and complete the online application ◦Be as specific as possible!                

Include the following information for each activity included in your application: length of time committed (ie. two years)
     • Brief description of your role/responsibilities (no more than three sentences)
     • Only include leadership positions/activities you were involved in during your time at Towson University 
     • Exception: If you are a graduate student or a non-traditional student, include leadership activities within the past five years

Examples of leadership positions/activities to include in application: ◾
     • Started own business/Entrepreneur
     • Served on a committee (on- or off-campus)
     • Executive board member of an organization (on- or off-campus)
     • Dean's List
     • Awards/ Certificates of Recognition for accomplishments (on- or off-campus)
     • If your role/activity does not seem relevant to leadership, please include it in your application anyway for consideration.

For more information, contact:
ODK Exec Board
Brandy Hall, Assistant Director of Student Activities
Email: