Omicron Delta Kappa Statement of Purpose

  • To recognize those who have attained a high standard of efficiency in five areas of collegiate activities (Scholarship; Athletics; Campus or Community Service, Social, and Religious Activities, and Campus Government; Journalism, Speech, and the Mass Media; the Creative and Performing Arts) and to inspire others to strive for conspicuous attainment along similar lines.
  • To bring together the most representative students in all phases of collegiate life and thus to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest.
  • To bring together members of the faculty and student body of the institution on a basis of mutual interest and understanding.

Membership Application
Undergraduate students (junior standing or higher) and graduate students may apply for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa. Access to the online application is available during the first three weeks of each semester. Faculty, alumni, and honorary membership is by nomination only, rather than application. For more information call 301-314-8428.

Initiation Requirements
Undergraduate and Graduate Membership

  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student standing.
  • Rank in upper thirty-five percent of respective class.
  • Receive a minimum number of Activity Points.
  • Distinguish herself/himself in one of the five areas of leadership.
  • Be of unquestioned good character.
  • Receive a positive membership vote of seventy-five percent of the active circle present and voting.

Faculty, Alumni, and Honorary Membership

  • Individuals who have achieved distinction in his or her own field of expertise, or who have rendered unusually significant service through his or her leadership in significant causes may be elected into Faculty, Alumni, or Honorary membership in Omicron Delta Kappa. Nominations are made by current or alumni members of ODK. Qualifications should include exemplary character, scholarship and intelligence, service and leadership in campus or community life, good citizenship, and fellowship and consecration to democratic ideals.