St. Lawrence University

ODK-Induction

About the Circle

Since 1924 St. Lawrence has recognized its outstanding upper-class men and women. At that time, Kixioc (KIKS ē ok) for men and Kalen (KĀ len) for women were formed to recognize students who excelled in scholarship, leadership, and service to the University.
In 1954 Kixioc became affiliated with the national men’s honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa, and at the same time Kalen became an affiliate of Mortar Board, the national senior honorary for women. Both organizations continued to tap members with strong records of contribution to campus life.
In 1976, the members of Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board decided to merge into one organization: the Kalen-Kixioc chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, open to junior and senior men and women and to members of the faculty and staff.

Programs

First Year Convocation (Fall), Family Weekend Induction Ceremony (Fall), Alumni Reception (Fall) Faculty Staff Dinner (Fall), Making Luminaries for the Candle Light Ceremony (Fall), Moving-Up Day (Spring), Chords and Stoles Ceremony (Spring)

Honors and Awards

Allison Baier (President) was awarded the General Russell E. Dougherty Leaders of the Year in the Creative and Performing Arts & National Leader of the Year (Summer 2014), Marc A. Delaney (President) was awarded the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation Scholarship (2013), Elle Rathbun (President) was selected as one of the top National Leaders of the Year in the area of Journalism Speech and the Mass Media (June 2012).

50th Anniversary of Chartering (2004)

Presidential Award for Excellence 2004-05

Presidential Award of Excellence July 2006-07

Circle of Distinction 2007-08

Circle of Distinction 2009-10

55th Anniversary of Chartering (2009)

Superior Circle 2011-12

Circle of Distinction 2012-13

Circle of Distinction 2013-14

Circle of Distinction 2014-15

2016 Superior Circle

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