Fast Facts

Our History

  • Founded: Dec. 3, 1914
  • Birthplace: Washington and Lee University
  • Colors: white, black, and light blue
  • Flower: blue delphinium

Our Members

  • Number of inductees in 2017:  8,486
  • Number of living addressable members: more than 300,000
  • Number of active circles: 302
  • Total number of circles established (including those that are now inactive): 408

Our Organization

Our Programs

  • Number of scholarships awarded annually: 33 (including Leader of the Year honorees)
  • Number of scholarship dollars distributed annually: $39,500
  • Number of Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grants awarded annually: 11
  • 2017 National Leader of the Year: Tracy Yates, Morningside College
  • National Day of Service: The second Thursday of April (April 12, 2018)
  • 2018 National Convention and Leadership Conference – Nashville, Tenn. (May 31 – June 3)

Our Foundation

  • Incorporation: The Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc. was incorporated as a separate 501(c)3 in 1982 in the State of Florida
  • Size of endowment as of December 31, 2016:  $1,135,805
  • Dollars raised in FY 2017:  $446,994
  • Number of individual donors in FY 2016: 1,499
  • Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant dollars distributed annually: $6,000
  • Giving website: http://odk.org/donate/give-now/