Develop Programming

The programming we see in OΔK circles around the country is as diverse as the students who make up each circle. We highly recommend that each circle host the following types of events and programs that are outlined below.

In addition, the OΔK Speakers’ Bureau connects circles with members who are career professionals in the region.  Circles are encouraged to invite these leaders from their own circle and other circles to attend an event and engage in discussions about leadership.  Click here to learn more about the Speakers’ Bureau.

Alumni Events

Alumni Breakfast
Bowling Green State University
Oklahoma Baptist University

“Grads Made Good”
Florida State University

Awards and Recognition Events

Academic Advisor of the Year Award
Adelphi University

Circle Leader of the Year Award
St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Excellence in Teaching Award
Davidson College
Wittenberg University

Five Pillar/Phase Award
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Frances S. Summersell Award
University of Alabama

Great Teacher Awards
University of Kentucky

Living Legend Award
University of Alabama

O∆K Aspire to the Top Senior Leadership Award
Berry College

Outstanding Male and Female Freshman
University of Mississippi

O∆K Freshman Leadership Scholarship
Auburn University

O∆K Freshman Leadership Award
Samford University

O∆K Outstanding Sophomore Award
University of Akron

O∆K Student, Faculty, and Staff Hall of Fame Award
Truman State University

Outstanding Senior Award
Hampden Sydney College
University of Kentucky

Rookie Professor of the Year Award
Centre College

Sophomore Involvement Award
Wittenberg University

Top Ten First Year Student Awards
University of Maryland College Park
Westminster College, Pennsylvania

Top 14 Freshmen Awards ($1,000 Scholarship to one of top 14)
University of Missouri – Columbia

Undergraduate Leader of the Year Award
Coastal Carolina University

Initiation Ceremony

Induction Program
Middle Tennessee State University, Fall 2015

Campus-Wide Events

All-Campus Leadership Conference
St. Lawrence University
St. Louis University

Annual Deans & Issues Forum
East Carolina University

Annual Yule Log Ceremony
The College of William and Mary

Bake Sale
Ohio University
Oklahoma Baptist University

Block Party
University of Baltimore

Chat with the Chancellor
East Carolina University

Cook Out
Coker College

Defining and Discovering Your Professional Image
East Carolina University

Faculty “Life Stories” Convocation
Centre College

Four Famous Last Words Program
SUNY College at Oneonta

“Geek Week”
Oglethorpe University

Get Out the Vote
Ferris State University

Graduate School Information Forum
Coker College, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Late Night Breakfast
St. Lawrence University

Leadership Carousel
East Carolina University

Leadership Forum: It’s Lonely at the Top
East Carolina University

Lecture Series
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Maryville Series of Pop Culture
Maryville University

Movie Night
Elmira College

“ODK Appreciates You” Athlete Recognition Event
California Lutheran University

ODK Cake Race
Auburn University

ODK Election Panel
St. Lawrence University

Spring Dance
University of Maryland College Park

Circle-Specific Events

Circle T-shirts
Coker College
Pittsburg State University

Faculty Speaker Series (at monthly meetings)
Southwestern University

Holiday Party
Berry College
Truman State University

Leadership Retreat
East Carolina University

Member Dinner
East Carolina University
Samford University

Member Scrapbook
University of South Carolina

Movie Night (at a local theatre)
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Moving-Up Day
St. Lawrence University

New Member Orientation Meeting
Clemson University

Picnic Social
Missouri Southern State University

Pizza Social
Missouri Southern State University

Professional Development
Hamline University

Ropes Course Activity
University of Richmond

Planning Your Financial Future Seminar
Georgia Southern University

Spring Picnic
Berry College

Sunrise Service
University of South Carolina

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Event
Rollins College

Welcome Back Fall/Spring Mailings
East Carolina University

Community Service Projects

Adopt-a-Family
University of Missouri – Columbia
Pittsburg State University

Adopt-a-Highway
Georgia Southern University
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Adopt-a-Soldier Program
Ramapo College of New Jersey

After School Program
University of Missouri – Columbia

American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life
University at Albany
Berry College
Florida State University
Georgia Southern University
Stephen F. Austin State University

Animal Shelter
Tennessee Tech University

Bingo Day at a Nursing/Rehab Clinic
Armstrong Atlantic State University

Blanket Drive
Fort Hays State University
Rollins College

Blood Drive
Delta State University
Indiana University Southeast

Bowl For Kid’s Sake
Campbellsville University
Michigan Technological University

Campus Beautification Day
Drury University
Newberry College

Canton Public Library Reading Fair
St. Lawrence University

Christmas Wishes
Clemson University

City Beautification Day
Ohio University

Clean-Up Challenge
Eastern Connecticut State University
Michigan Technological University

Cup for a Cause
Eastern Connecticut State University

Dance Blue
University of Kentucky

Dresses for Dreams project
Stephen F. Austin State University

Food Drive
SUNY Potsdam

Habitat for Humanity
Florida International University
North Carolina Central University

Hand on Miami Service Project
Florida International University

Kidsfest
George Washington University

Make a Difference Day of Service
Berry College
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Operation Christmas Child
Berry College

Operation Safe Trick-or-Treat
Penn State Altoona

Recycling Drive (ink cartridges, cell phones, etc)
Ball State University

Special Olympics
West Point
Louisiana Tech University
Presbyterian College

Toy Drive
California Lutheran University
Florida Southern College
University of Mississippi

Trick-or-Treat So Others May Eat
Fort Hays State University
Pittsburg State University
University of Texas at San Antonio

Winter Coat Drive
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Leadership Development Programming

Emerging Leader Recognition
Adelphi University

Freshmen Leadership Retreat
Notre Dame de Namur University

High School Leadership Conference
Eastern Connecticut State University
Hillsdale College
SUNY Plattsburgh

Leader to Leader Conference
Wright State University

Leadership Night
Concordia University Irvine

Leadership Dinner
Newberry College
Ferris State University

Leadership Summit/ Workshops
Grand Valley State University
Western New England College

Leadership Week
William Woods University

Seminar for High School Students
Florida Southern College

Events that Target Faculty and Administration

Faculty Follies
Grove City College

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Drop-In
Coker College

Faculty/Staff and Student Dinner
St. Lawrence University

Faculty/Student Tea
University of South Carolina

Student/Faculty Mixer
Florida State University

New Faculty Welcome Lunch
SUNY Plattsburgh

St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon
University of Richmond

Events that Target Underclassmen

Exam Survival Kit Project
Vanderbilt University

Orientation Event
Transylvania University

Freshman Move-in
Transylvania University

“What I Wish I Had Known My First Semester at EC!”
Emmanuel College

Events that Celebrate University Traditions

Homecoming Alumni Breakfast
SUNY Plattsburgh

Homecoming Alumni Initiation Ceremony
College of William and Mary

Homecoming Alumni Panel
SUNY Plattsburgh

Homecoming Float Competition
Auburn University

Homecoming Parade/Pep Rally
East Carolina University

Homecoming Queen and King Crowning
Auburn University
East Carolina University

Reception for Homecoming Candidates
Auburn University

Fundraising Events

Auction
Erskine College

Bake Sale
Bethel University
Oklahoma Baptist University
SUNY Oswego

Car Wash
University of Baltimore

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Sale
Eastern Connecticut State University

Dance Marathon
Florida International University
University of Kentucky

Diploma Display
University at Albany

Faculty/Staff Auction
Berry College

Gardner’s Candy Fundraising Sale
Penn State Altoona

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
Missouri Southern State University

Murder Mystery Dinner
Eastern Connecticut State University

Exam Week Bake Sale
Eckerd College

Plant Sale
Oglethorpe University

Poster Sale
Worcester State College

Raffle
Bowling Green State University

Valentine’s Day Rose Sale
University of Richmond

“Souper Bowl” Fundraiser
Muhlenberg College

Events that Raise Social Awareness

AIDS Awareness Day/Week
Worcester State College

Community Garden Initiative
Indiana State University

Green Week
Berry College

Hunger Awareness Week
Marymount Manhattan College

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Project
Morehouse College

Recyclable Bag Project
University of West Florida

Service Learning and Civic Engagement Conference
University of Baltimore

Lecture Series

Financial Presentation
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Worcester State College

Mayoral Candidate Forum
Auburn University at Montgomery

O∆K Annual Spring Leadership Series
Auburn University at Montgomery

O∆K Leadership Lecture Series
University of Maryland College Park

Local CEOs, Business Owners, Government Officials, and University Faculty/Staff Lecture Series
Louisiana State University

Tapping Ceremonies

Call-Outs from a Prominent Location on Campus
Auburn University

Welcome Reception and Tapping Ceremony
University of Alabama
University of Mississippi
Virginia Wesleyan College
The College of William and Mary
Wittenberg University

Tapping new members during a class, meeting or practice
Adelphi University
Austin Peay State University
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Delta State University
Eckerd College
Florida International University
Florida State University
Georgia College & State University
Grove City College
Hampden Sydney College
Hillsdale College
University of Houston Clear Lake
University of Maryland College Park
University of Memphis
Millsaps College
University of Missouri – Columbia
Missouri Southern State University
Murray State University
Oglethorpe University
University of Pittsburgh
Randolph-Macon College
St. Lawrence University
Tennessee Tech University
Transylvania University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Wake Forest University
University of West Alabama
Western New England College
Westminster College (Missouri)

Hand-Delivered Letters
Washington and Lee University

 

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