Mission, Vision, and Values
National Bylaws and O∆K Policies and Procedures
The Omicron Delta Kappa Society and Educational Foundation (O∆K) is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as an IRS designated 501(c) 3 charitable organization. O∆K is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 29 individuals.
The Board of Trustees meets four times a year: normally twice by conference call and twice in person.
There are eight governing committees: Board Awards; Board Nominations; Development; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity; Executive; Finance; Governance and Trusteeship; and Mission. Most of the decisions that relate directly to circles and members are the responsibility of the Mission Committee and the Society’s operating committees. A description of each operating committee is here.
The O∆K National Headquarters in Lexington, Virginia is the home of the executive, managerial, and support functions for the national organization. Consisting of eight full-time and one part-time employees, the National Headquarters staff provide support for circles, develop and produce national programs, manage financial resources, and raise funds to secure the future of O∆K.
For circles and circle officers, the National Headquarters serves many roles from providing systems for the initiation and management of members to developing and fostering life-long leadership skills. The primary channels of communication with circle officers and members are email and social media. Circle officers receive the monthly Officer Updates e-newsletter along with personal emails and phone calls. The O∆K website has invaluable resources for circles and members. O∆K actively posts on social media, so make sure to follow our posts.
The National Headquarters staff will send reminders about important deadlines and information that is pertinent to the success of all circles. If one ever has questions about any publications or communications, do not hesitate to contact the National Headquarters (firstname.lastname@example.org).