High Point, N.C. (October 20, 2021) – High Point University’s petition to establish a circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was approved recently by the organization’s Board of Trustees. O∆K President and Chief Executive Officer Tara S. Singer will preside at the chartering ceremony scheduled for October 24, 2021.
Willie L. Banks, chair of the Society’s Board of Trustees, made the following announcement saying, “Omicron Delta Kappa proudly welcomes High Point University as our newest campus circle. Collegiate, faculty, staff, administrative, and alumni leaders may now be recognized for exhibiting O∆K’s positive vision and ideals within the HPU campus and community. In addition, student members will be eligible to participate in the Society’s national opportunities, including scholarships, internships, campus grants, and leadership development programs.”
Angela C. Bauer, High Point University’s vice president of academic affairs, commented on the college’s excitement about receiving a charter from Omicron Delta Kappa. She said, “This addition would provide a unique opportunity for HPU students to enhance their development as leaders, to connect with like-minded peers, and to further impact the campus and greater High Point community through their service.”
High Point University’s charter group of more than 35 members will include faculty, staff, administrators, and student leaders as founding members of the circle.
Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, on December 3, 1914. A group of 15 students and faculty members established the Society to recognize and encourage leadership at the collegiate level. The founders established the O∆K Idea—the concept that individuals representing all phases of collegiate life should collaborate with faculty and others to support the campus and community. O∆K’s mission is to honor and develop leaders; encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and promote O∆K’s leadership values of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, scholarship, and service on college and university campuses throughout North America. The headquarters are located in Lexington, Virginia.
Dr. Amanda Allen, instructor of history, High Point University (336) 841-2867, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tara S. Singer, president and chief executive officer, Omicron Delta Kappa, (540) 458-5340, email@example.com