The Omicron Delta Kappa Society and Educational Foundation Board of Trustees have approved the following fees for the 2023-24 academic year:
- National Lifetime Membership Fee: $94 per individual
- Institutional Membership (Affiliation) Fee: $125 (beginning July 1, 2023)
- Institutional Chartering Fee: $2,000 per new circle (beginning July 1, 2023)
The National Lifetime Membership Fee, a one-time fee payable at the time of initiation, is $94. The National Lifetime Membership Fee is the primary source of revenue for the Society and supports everything from leadership development programs to technology, personnel, circle outreach, and publications.
The one-time Institutional Chartering Fee of $2,000 will be invoiced to the circle upon submission of the Petition for Charter. Payment must be made prior to the installation ceremony and covers site visit and installation travel to campus, charter, bronze key, and record book.
The Institutional Membership Fee (IMF) is a fee that supports programs including, but not limited to, circle consultation visits and the annual conference. All institutions with a circle are required to pay this fee even if they do not participate in these specific programs or initiate members during the year. Circles that do not pay this fee may be classified as inactive. Inactive circles are not eligible for grants or circle recognition and may be charged additional fees for O∆K programs.
Circles will be invoiced for the IMF one month prior to the month in which it generally holds its initiation ceremony. For example, if the initiation ceremony is generally held in October, the circle will be invoiced in September. If a circle initiates twice annually, the invoice will be sent one month prior to the first initiation. Invoices are sent to the circle coordinator and circle treasurer on the 15th day of the month. If the 15th is a weekend, the invoice will be sent on the prior Friday.
If you have questions about the IMF, contact Ellen Pennine, Financial Services Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).