Omicron Delta Kappa is headquartered in Lexington, Virginia. Its offices are in the town’s historic train station.
The train station was built in 1883 by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and purchased by Washington and Lee University after train service to Lexington stopped.
In 2004, as part of the university’s plan to expand the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts, Washington and Lee moved the building across McLaughlin Street and renovated it for use as administrative office space.
Meanwhile, OΔK’s Board of Directors was considering relocating the Society’s headquarters from Lexington, Kentucky back to Lexington, Virginia where the Society was founded in 1914. OΔK would soon be celebrating its centennial and many people agreed it made sense to return home to the site of the Society’s Alpha Circle at Washington and Lee University.
OΔK’s Board of Directors agreed to purchase the train station from Washington and Lee University, marking the first time in the Society’s history when OΔK has had a building of its own.
Washington and Lee President Ken Ruscio, who is also a past OΔK national president, said, “The decision by OΔK to return to its roots here at Washington and Lee is wonderful news and we welcome the national headquarters to Lexington and look forward to continuing our historic relationship with the Society.”
The train station is a historic landmark in Lexington, and visitors who are interested in taking a brief tour of the building are welcome to stop by during office hours.