Circle Recognition Awards
Each year Omicron Delta Kappa recognizes circles that perform at the highest levels. Circles can be recognized as a Circle of Distinction, Superior Circle, or receive the Presidential Award of Excellence. In 2018, OΔK created two new circle awards: The Membership Growth and Stability Award and Circle Stewardship Award. Read the requirements and deadlines for all awards as on the Circle Recognition page. Circle award recipients are announced in September each year. The list of the 2021-22 honorees is located here.
National Leader of the Year
To participate in OΔK’s National Leader of the Year Award competition, OΔK circles must select their own Circle Leader of the Year recipient to put forth as a national nominee. Following circle selection, nominees will be provided with a secure link to the National Leader of the Year Award application.
Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant
The Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant award up to $500 to a select group of circles that are working to establish leadership development programs on their campuses. Circles may apply for the grant online, and applications are due the first Monday in November of each year.