OΔK was founded on December 3, 1914, by a group of 15 students and faculty members who wanted to recognize exceptional campus leaders and bring together people from all phases of collegiate life, for the purpose of sharing ideas and promoting mutual understanding.
More than 105 years later, what began on the campus of Washington and Lee University has spread to college and university campuses across the country.
At OΔK’s National Headquarters, located in the Society’s birthplace of Lexington, Virginia, we take time every year to recognize our Society’s birthday, and we encourage circles to do the same.
Ways to Celebrate Founders’ Day
- Campus-wide or virtual lectures
- Service projects
- Open houses