Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa is a National Leadership Honor Society formulated around the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understand, and helpfulness.

Omicron Delta Kappa was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship.

The Society recognizes achievement in the following five areas:

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

Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students, to students of graduate and professional schools and colleges of the institution, to members of the faculty and administration, and to alumni.  Student membership candidates must rank in the upper 35% in scholarship of their school or college and must show leadership in at least one of the five areas mentioned above.  Election to membership is on the basis of merit, is irrespective of a person’s affiliation with other organizations, and is without solicitation of propaganda, such as rushing or social pressure, to insure acceptance of the invitation to membership.  Membership is as much an obligation and responsibility in citizenship as it is a mark of highest distinction and honor.

Apply to be a member of the University of West Florida's Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa.

Spring 2015 Initiates

The following students will be initiated into the University of West Florida Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa on April 16, 2015.

  • Fran Adams
  • Tanner Brunnworth
  • Jini Curry
  • Nicholas Files
  • Chance Ryon
  • Grace Tennyson
  • Charles Walsingham

For more information about ODK, please contact Briana Quintanilla at

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