Governance and Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities

For those individuals who have an interest and desire to serve Omicron Delta Kappa in a fundraising capacity or at the governance level, there are a number of opportunities to do so. Individuals who serve in the roles described before are expected to serve terms of one, two, or four years.

Annual Fund Agent

Each year, especially at the time of the National Day of Giving (second Thursday in April), the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation and national headquarters staff need volunteers to help solicit members for contributions. If you are willing to reach out via email or by phone to members of your circle to ask for financial support, this is a great opportunity to help secure the funds that support O∆K’s scholarships and leadership development programs.

National Committee Volunteer

Both the Omicron Delta Kappa Society and the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation have a number of committees that support the operations of O∆K and the governing boards. Society committees include Diversity and Inclusion, Finance, Membership and Circle Standards, and National Awards Committee and are appointed for two-year terms. Foundation committees include Development, Finance, and Trusteeship and are appointed for a term of one year. There is also a Joint Audit Committee upon which non-board members may serve and which is appointed annually.

National Advisory Council

Members of O∆K’s National Advisory Council represent O∆K’s key constituencies—students, circle coordinators, faculty advisors and alumni—and are appointed by the Society Board of Directors to serve two-year terms. Because of their experience in O∆K and their expertise in other areas of business or collegiate life, they are able to provide guidance on a range of issues that affect the Society. Members of the NAC are also expected to serve on at least one national committee.

Society Board of Directors

The Society Board of Directors is comprised of higher education professionals including senior administrators, faculty, and staff; collegiate members; and at least one individual who does not currently serve in academe. The board consists of five national officers (national president, national vice president, national student vice president, national treasurer, and immediate past national president), three members-at-large, the chair of the National Advisory Council, and two student-at-large members. The elected members of the board (national president, national vice president, national student vice president, and one member-at-large) are elected at the biennial convention, and the others members are appointed to the board. Directors serve two-year terms.

Foundation Board of Trustees

The Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization which uses the money it raises to support leadership development programs and provide scholarships to O∆K members. The Foundation is governed by a leadership board of no more than 19 members. Trustees are expected to make an annual fund contribution, a major or planned gift during their time of service on the board, and cover their expenses to and from meetings of the board. Trustees serve four-year terms.

To be considered for any of these opportunities, please contact Executive Director Tara Singer at tara@odk.org.