The O∆K Key is a symbol which was first established in 1915. The O∆K Key is featured prominently in the Society’s initiation ritual, chartering ceremonies, and communications. According to our initiation ceremony, “The shape of the Key represents the circle, which symbolizes the all-around and inclusive nature of our organization.”
As an inclusive Society, we also recognize that the key to promoting and developing effective leadership is to embrace the diversity found amongst the leaders on our campuses and in our communities.
The Omicron Delta Kappa Key Fund has been created to support scholarships and the gift of membership for students from underrepresented and historically marginalized racial and ethnic minority groups. The Key Fund also supports the Society’s diversity, equity, and inclusivity leadership development programming. To read profiles from previous recipients of Key Fund support, click here.
The Key Fund Scholarships are given to the top three scholarship applicants who are Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
A total of $50,000 is being sought and more than $31,970 has been secured as of May 5, 2023.
If you have questions about this form or how to donate, please contact Michelle Dilk, director for external relations, at (540) 458-5346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.