The ODK Fall application process is now closed
There are so many special moments in the life of an ODKer. Remember that moment when you first realized you were being tapped for membership? Amazing!
Pretty soon, you’re at induction and you can’t believe you’re a member of this group with all of these other spectacularly gifted leaders!
By the time you graduate, it’s old hat and you’re walking around taking pictures in your ODK cords and stoles Like. A. Boss.
But, there’s this one moment – one incredible moment – when it all crystalizes for you. You’ve made it. You’re a member of ODK.
We’re talking, of course, about that moment you see your name, in stone, on the ODK Fountain for the first time.
The names of our most recent inductees, from Fall 2013 to Spring 2015, have been engraved on the Fountain and those stones are now in place. The next time you’re on McKeldin Mall, you will see your name among the more than 4,000 other names of ODK members who have helped build, lead, and shape the University of Maryland since 1927.
Congratulations and thank you to all the members of ODK who make this university great!
The ODK Spring 2015 application is now available here. All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, February 13, 2015. Good luck!
ODK is committed to giving back to the University of Maryland community. You’ll find our leaders contributing, in all sorts of ways, to a lively and enriching campus culture through participation in student groups, activities, and programs. The contributions don’t end there, though. Recognizing a need in our community, Philanthropy and Community Service, Emily Fraik, organized our first-ever luminaria fundraiser on McKeldin Mall!
On Wednesday, December 3rd, just after sunset, ODK used one of UMD’s most iconic landmarks, the ODK Fountain, to shine a light on an important cause – The UMD Campus Pantry. Through the sale of luminaria bags and hot chocolate (on a very cold evening), ODK was able to raise $200 to help support Campus Pantry’s mission to address food insecurity issues on campus.
The University of Maryland Campus Pantry offers food assistance to members of the university community – students, faculty, and staff – in need. This being the season of gratitude and giving, ODK was happy to bring attention to and contribute to such a worthy cause.
To learn more about UMD Campus Pantry, and to find out how to give, please visit their website, campuspantry.umd.edu.
On Sunday, December 7th, Omicron Delta Kappa inducted its newest members into the Sigma Circle at the University of Maryland.
At the ODK Induction Ceremony held in the Memorial Chapel, Sigma Circle welcomed 57 campus leaders as members of ODK. The event is always a humbling experience, hearing the impressive contributions made by all of the inductees to the University of Maryland community read aloud.
The Ceremony was followed by the Induction Reception held in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union. Current members, alumni, faculty and staff all came together to congratulate and meet the new members.
Congratulations and welcome!
Faculty and Staff
Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Liya Ai, Jeremy Bennie, Nicole Blahut, Alexandra Broseker, Mackenzie Burnett, Helen Cheung, Connie Chou, Kayla Coutts, Josef Danczuk, Lillybelle Davis, Margaret Doyle, Samuel Gaffigan, Rebecca Haas, Amanda Hemmer, Nicholas Henninger, Darian Hoagland, Malina Howard, Eseigboria Ikheloa, Zoe King, Vishnupriya Krishnan, Te-Hsuan Lee, Winston Liu, Samantha Mauceri, Karen Mawdsley, Charlotte McCafferty, Catherine McGrath, Yash Mehta, Andrew Mills, Travis Moxley, Meghan Murphy, Sydney Perlotto, Allison Peters, Kevin Pineault, Patrick Ronk, Sarah Sexton, Lauren Shaw, Ashmi Sheth, Kathryn Shniderman, Zara Simpson, Sree Sinha, Abigail Stephens, Kelsey Sutton, Katherine Sylvester, Colleen Toohey, Austin Trupp, Camila Uechi, Julia Wainger, Lindsey Weilminster, Charmaine Wilson-Jones, and Sarahann Yeh.
53 new members of ODK will be inducted on Sunday, December 7th and we’re inviting ALL members to attend!
Show your support for our new Sigma Circle inductees at Memorial Chapel from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Induction Reception follows in the Colony Ballroom from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with current members and alumni.
No tickets required, but please RSVP to email@example.com by Wednesday, November 26th for the reception.
The ODK Fall 2014 application is now available here. All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. Good luck!
Update: The application process is now closed. If selected for membership, applicants will be notified during Tapping Week, October 6th – 10th. Applications will open again on the first day of the Spring semester, Monday, January 26th, 2015.
The University of Maryland held its commencement activities on Thursday, May 22nd and Friday, May 23rd. Among the graduating class were standout members of Omicron Delta Kappa Sigma Circle.
“Thank You” to the outstanding students who have made campus a better, brighter place. We hope you had the time of your life, that you value your accomplishments and contributions to the community, and that (and, this is important) you visit real soon. We already miss you!
Timothy Von Thun
At their General Body Meeting on Wednesday night, ODK members elected new officers for the upcoming academic year.
President: Khalil Pettus
Vice President: Cara Hamel
Communications Coordinator: Tony Belton
Philanthropy and Community Service Coordinator: Emily Fraik
Events Coordinator: Moriel Daniel
Historian: Sarah Niezelski
Public Relations Coordinator: Renuka Tripu
Membership Coordinator: Alex Wilson
Webmaster & Social Media Coordinators: Praneet Puppala and Raja Ayyagari
The new officers replace an outstanding Exec Board that worked hard to uphold the traditions and integrity of the ODK Sigma Circle. Thank you for your service Stephanie Graf, Chris Riley, Jen King, Kieran McGuigan, Alex Bistany, Ryan Lee-Young, Julia Ruth, Vaughn Midder.