Frequently Asked Questions About Chartering Process
Who can form a new OΔK Circle?
A group of at least four faculty/staff members and at least ten eligible students from an accredited, public or private four-year college or university may apply.
Who are eligible students?
Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes leadership in five phases of college life:
3. Campus or community service, including student government
4. Journalism and the mass media
5. Creative and performing arts
To be eligible for membership, students must be in the top 35% of their class academically, have attained junior status or higher, and must have demonstrated leadership in one or more of the five phases. Other categories of membership include faculty/staff, alumni (for those who have been graduated for at least five years) and honoris causa (honorary).
What are the steps involved in the chartering process?
You can find a complete list of chartering requirements here.
How long does the process take?
Typically, it can be completed over the course of an academic year, although a number of factors may impact timing.
How much does it cost?
A chartering/installation fee of $750 must be paid, as well as one-half of the travel costs for the installing officer to travel to campus for the ceremony. In addition, every new member of OΔK pays a lifetime membership fee of $70.
How do we get started?
Send an email to OΔK National Vice President Michelle Burke or call OΔK National Headquarters toll free at 1-877-ODK-NHDQ (1-877-635-6437).