About the Circle
Founded in 2013 by a group of passionate Fontbonne University staff and students, the Fontbonne ODK circle began to grow immediately, and just three years later, continues to have a robust membership and programming schedule. Members are tapped in both fall and spring, the organization meets once each month, and executive leadership meets weekly. The organization has become a valuable and meaningful part of the Fontbonne community.
Our programming revolves around the five pillars of Omicron Delta Kappa: Scholarship (films, guest speakers), Journalism, Speech and Mass Media (the Last Lecture series, featuring Fontbonne faculty); Creative and Performing Arts (Snowcoming, a winter event with arts, crafts and live entertainment); Athletics (volleyball tournaments); and Campus Engagement (the Griffin Series of Pop Culture). In addition, the circle explores ways to serve the community, creating cause awareness through Lead By Example events, or participating as a team in Fontbonne’s annual day of service.
Honors and Awards
2022 Superior Circle
2021 Superior Circle
2018 Membership Growth & Stability Award
2018 Presidential Circle of Excellence
2017 Presidential Circle of Excellence
2017 Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant
2016 Superior Circle
2015 Superior Circle
2015 Fontbonne University Mission in Action Award-recognizing an organization that enhances the mission of the university, educating students to serve a world in need
2015 Chosen to host the Midwest regional Drive-In conference
2014 Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant