Founders’ Day

OΔK was founded on December 3, 1914 by a group of 15 students and faculty members who wanted to recognize exceptional campus leaders and bring together people from all phases of collegiate life, for the purpose of sharing ideas and promoting mutual understanding.

100 years later, what began on the campus of Washington and Lee University has spread to college and university campuses across the country.

At OΔK National Headquarters, located in the Society’s birthplace of Lexington, Virginia, we take time every year to recognize our birthday, and we encourage circles to do the same.

Ways to Celebrate Founders’ Day

  • Campus-wide lectures
  • Service projects
  • Receptions
  • Open houses
  • Editorials

We’d love to see how your circle recognizes Founders’ Day. Contact the National Headquarters Office at odknhdq@odk.org or (540) 458-5339.