Omicron Delta Kappa
Society, Inc. is committed to protecting our members’ privacy. The
information as well as the privacy of visitors using the Omicron Delta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa (OΔKŪ) is a nonprofit (501-C-3) organization devoted to recognizing and celebrating excellence in academic scholarship and leadership since its founding at Washington and Lee University in 1914. There are over 300 active Circles (chapters) of OΔK throughout the United States each recognizing significant contributions to campus life. Members of OΔK are eligible for local, regional, and national awards and recognition, as well as scholarships and participation in educational and leadership programs.
What information does Omicron Delta Kappa collect?
When a prospective member agrees to membership, he or she provides contact information through his or her membership form. This information includes full name, permanent home address, telephone number, and email. We also collect the birth date, OΔK initiation date, gender, and class standing at the time of initiation. A member may voluntarily provide his or her social security number, which is only used to assist in identification of individuals that share the same name. If a member chooses to contribute to the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation or apply for a foundation scholarship or award, additional information is collected.
How is my information used?
We collect, process, and use such information to perform the services we offer, including the sending of newsletters and communications to officers and other members. These processes include the preparation and production of individual membership certificates, recognition of members for awards and organizing our activities. We also select members to participate in various programs sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa and we collect certain demographic information about delegates attending our National Convention.
Your information is used by others to whom we give information, as provided below.
To whom is my information given?
We share your information with the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation, Inc., which uses the information for its fundraising activities. We also share certain limited personal contact information with our “participating companies.” This currently includes one credit card company that provides OΔK a royalty based upon the cards it issues, special travel offers, mobile phone services, and car rental opportunities. Each of these programs is entirely voluntary and are meant only to create opportunities for everyday activities to reflect and benefit Omicron Delta Kappa and our members.
- We do not sell our membership list.
- A member may request to have his or her name and contact information removed from any list provided to participating companies.
How is my information protected?
While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse, or alteration of data will not occur, we take precautions to prevent such events. Your personal information is stored in a secure operating environment not available to the public, except for the limited information presented to our “participating companies” as referenced above. We limit access of personal information to headquarters staff, officers, directors, and a few other members of the Omicron Delta Kappa Society and Foundation.
Can I opt out?
Omicron Delta Kappa Society allows members to inform us via written communication what they do not wish to receive. Members who choose not to receive any communications will remain in our database, but will not receive further information from Omicron Delta Kappa or any participating company.
How do I update my information?
Omicron Delta Kappa allows you to update your information by emailing the national headquarters, visiting the “Circle Resources” tab on the website, or via US mail to the national office.
What if I have a question?
Local Circles of Omicron Delta Kappa are encouraged to establish a similar Circle policy for privacy protection.