Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is as much an obligation and responsibility in leadership as it is a mark of highest distinction and honor. Membership is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students; to graduate students; to faculty, staff, administration, and alumni; and to persons qualifying for membership "honoris causa." Student membership candidates must rank in the upper 35 percent of their school or college and must show leadership in at least one of the five phases of campus life.
- Campus or Community Service, Social and Religious Activities, and Campus Government
- Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media
- Creative and Performing Arts
Contact the Faculty Secretary at the Circle at your college or university to find out how they select members. If you do not have a Circle on your campus, consider the possibility of chartering a Circle at your college or university.