One of the big ways that OΔK students, faculty, staff and alumni can make a real difference to the Society is by serving on an operating committee. Committee members have the opportunity to make a real contribution and move the organization forward.
Equity and Inclusivity Committee
The Equity and Inclusivity Committee is charged with identifying processes and policies that support the recruitment, involvement, and engagement of a multicultural membership. The committee evaluates the current benchmarks for diversity and inclusion found within Omicron Delta Kappa at all levels of the organization. The committee also examines and develops best practices toward recruiting diverse circle membership. In addition, the committee develops programmatic recommendations related to topics of leading in a diverse world and supporting leadership development in marginalized student populations. The Equity and Inclusivity Committee is also expected to work in conjunction with the Annual National Conference Committee to offer a conference program related to its mission.
Leadership Development Committee
The Leadership Development Committee is charged with creating national programs that advance Omicron Delta Kappa’s mission of developing the collegiate leaders of today into the community leaders of tomorrow. The committee manages the Stone Ethical Leadership Program, the Campus Conversations initiative, and content development for O∆K Leadership Matters. In addition, the committee may develop webinars for leadership program administrators, create or identify an online leadership curriculum and certificate program to be offered to collegiate members, and explore partnerships with individual and organizations to advance leadership education for O∆K members. The Leadership Development Committee is also expected to work in conjunction with the Annual National Conference Committee to offer a conference program related to its mission.
National Awards Committee
The National Awards Committee shall oversee the nomination and/or application and selection processes for the Gen. Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year, the Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grants, Cheryl M. Hogle Distinguished Service Award, Eldridge W. Roark Jr. Meritorious Service Award, and the Robert L. Morlan and Robert Bishop Outstanding Circle Advisor Award. The National Awards Committee is also expected to work with the Annual National Conference Committee in the coordination of the annual awards banquet.
Annual National Conference Committee
The Annual National Conference Committee shall oversee the planning for the conference including local arrangements, special events, and educational programming. The conference chair shall serve as a member of the Board of Trustees during the year of his or her convention. The conference chair-elect and immediate past conference chair will be required to attend the annual conference.
Scholarship Review and Selection
This committee establishes the criteria for consideration of candidates for Omicron Delta Kappa Scholarships and makes the selection of the scholarship recipients each year.
Student Advisory Board
The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is charged with exploring and recommending strategies for engaging collegiate members in circle activities, circle leadership, the national leadership conference, and other volunteer roles outside of service on the Board or committees. In addition, the SAB is responsible for advocating for the student perspective in the discussions regarding communications, policies, and procedures. The Student Advisory Board is also expected to work in conjunction with the Annual National Conference Committee to offer a conference program related to its mission. It is chaired by the National Student Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Volunteer Engagement Committee
The Volunteer Engagement Committee is charged with exploring and recommending strategies for engaging members in volunteer roles outside of service on the governing Board or committees. In addition, the committee is responsible for assisting the National Headquarters with recruiting, vetting, placing, and thanking volunteers. The Volunteer Engagement Committee is also expected to work in conjunction with the Annual National Conference Committee to offer a conference program related to its mission.