Requirements, Benefits, Membership Management System (MMS), Applications, and Rosters
Requirements of Membership
The requirements of membership are specified in the O∆K Policies and Procedures Manual
All circles are required to follow strictly the membership requirements as provided in the governing documents. The
general requirements for undergraduate students are:
- One-half (1/2) academic year of residence in the institution where selected.
- The individual must have standing as a sophomore*, junior or senior, as defined by the enrolled institution.
- The individual must rank in the highest 35 percent in scholarship among students in the appropriate class of the
college or school.
*Sophomores were added to the membership beginning in June 2020.
Circles set their own criteria for the selection of graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and honorary members so long as
they follow the requirements as stated in the O∆K Policies and Procedures Manual.
Benefits of Membership
As a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, one can take advantage of many national, regional, and local opportunities offered by the Society. Such opportunities include, but are not limited to, leadership conferences, recognition awards, circle grants, individual scholarships, and networking opportunities. Being a member of O∆K is a commitment to leadership throughout one’s campus and community.
Refer potential new members to the Benefits of Membership page on the O∆K website. It has a comprehensive list of benefits and links to resources.
Membership Management System (MMS)
Circles are required to use the O∆K Membership Management System (MMS) and the O∆K web reports. Links to the MMS and a variety of online forms can be found on the Circle Officers page on the O∆K website.
Updates for circle officers and O∆K web pages are managed through online forms. It is very important that officers maintain accurate current information through these systems. O∆K uses information stored in MMS and web pages to communicate regularly to officers.
The MMS is the required application submission and approval database. It is important that circle officers be familiar with this system and maintain active logins. While O∆K respects that circles have a wide variety of membership recruiting practices, all individuals who are to be considered for initiation must complete the OΔK National Leadership Honor Society Membership Application.
National Leadership Honor Society Application
The OΔK National Leadership Honor Society Membership Application can be found on the O∆K website. Circle advisors are responsible for setting up, maintaining, approving, or rejecting applications. The result of those actions will be used to create and approve the Membership Certificate Order Form.
Rosters of all individuals who have be initiated or applied and been rejected from 2009-2020 may be accessed through MMS. For rosters of initiated members prior to 2009, contact the National Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org.