Biennial Convention and Leadership Conference

In even-numbered years, Omicron Delta Kappa hosts a national convention and leadership conference, with delegates attending and representing colleges and universities across the country.

National Day of Service

What is special about the second Thursday in April? It’s your opportunity to join O∆K members across the country in service.

O∆K leaders embody servant leadership. You study, practice, organize and lead in order to give back. You lead because you care. You lead to serve. Although service is a part of everyday life for O∆K leaders, this is one special day each year when we all serve together. While we are spread across the country and serve our specific communities in a variety of ways, we join together one day in April in the spirit of servant leadership.


At Omicron Delta Kappa, we believe in recognizing both individuals and circles that demonstrate exceptional leadership across the five phases of campus life and beyond.

We offer a series of awards that honor circles, both for their contributions to their campuses and for their dedication to supporting the national organization. At the individual level, we offer a number of awards that honor students, faculty secretaries and advisors, alumni and friends of OΔK.


You have made the grades, won the awards, shaped your campus community and, most importantly, strived for excellence over the past four years. Now, you have your eye on the future. You are taking your skills and talents to the next step.

The O∆K Scholarship program awards 25 scholarships to members toward their graduate or professional studies. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,000 and are chosen based on exceptional academic performance and leadership abilities.

Clay Grants

Do you have a program idea for your circle? Does your circle already host an event or project that you want to build upon? Would you like a grant to help get started? Every fall, O∆K awards ten or more $500 grants to help develop leadership programs on campuses.

Drive-In Workshops

O∆K hosts regional Drive-In workshops to provide personal leadership development, to meet other O∆K members, and to learn how to improve your circle’s programs and impact. You can, quite literally, drive in and drive out the same day.

We invite students and faculty officers to attend these workshops from February to April. These 12 to 14 rotating regional sites are strategically identified based on reaching each corner of the country as well as the willingness of our campus hosts, making them easily accessible and affordable.