At Omicron Delta Kappa, we believe in recognizing both individuals and circles that demonstrate exceptional leadership across the five phases of campus life and beyond.
We offer a series of awards that honor circles, both for their contributions to their campuses and for their dedication to supporting the national organization. At the individual level, we offer a number of awards that honor students, circle advisors, alumni, and friends of OΔK.
Gen. Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year Awards
OΔK’s Gen. Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year Award honors five outstanding OΔK student members and selects one to be recognized as the National Leader of the Year.
National President Matt Clifford with Sara Frank, 2018 Gen. Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year
The Dr. John “Jack” D. Morgan Award for Lifetime Service to Omicron Delta Kappa is given to honor a member of the Society who has rendered outstanding and sustained service to Omicron Delta Kappa throughout their life to promote the highest interests of Omicron Delta Kappa and, by virtue of this recognition, expresses tremendous gratitude to the recipient on behalf of the Omicron Delta Kappa Society.
Eldridge W. Roark, Jr. Meritorious Service Award
The Eldridge W. Roark, Jr. Meritorious Service Award is awarded by the Board of Directors and demonstrates the Board’s appreciation to those who serve the Society.
Cheryl M. Hogle Distinguished Service Award
The Cheryl M. Hogle Distinguished Service Award honors a member of the Society who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to OΔK, as demonstrated through outstanding service.
The Morlan-Bishop Outstanding Circle Officer Award recognizes an outstanding Faculty Advisor or Circle Coordinator for his or her dedication to the ideals of OΔK.
Leadership and Professional Achievement Honors
Laurel Crowned Circle Award
The Laurel Crowned Circle Award is considered to be the highest individual honor awarded by Omicron Delta Kappa and is given by a vote of the Board of Directors. Recipients demonstrate the highest ideals of the Society.
Pillars of Leadership Awards
The OΔK Foundation awards five awards each year–each one recognizing a person who displays one of the Society’s five pillars of leadership.