The annual Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Conference includes keynote speakers, workshops, and service projects. Delegates from the circles across the country, as well as advisors and other collegiate members, join together for three days of leadership and learning. The 2021 NLC will be held on the campus of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., with William & Mary and the University of Richmond serving as hosts.
What is special about the second Thursday in April? It’s your opportunity to join O∆K members across the country in service.
O∆K leaders embody servant leadership. You study, practice, organize and lead in order to give back. You lead because you care. You lead to serve. Although service is a part of everyday life for O∆K leaders, this is one special day each year when we all serve together. While we are spread across the country and serve our specific communities in a variety of ways, we join together one day in April in the spirit of servant leadership.
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, faculty secretaries and advisors, alumni and friends of OΔK.
You have made the grades, won the awards, shaped your campus community and, most importantly, strived for excellence over the past four years. Now, you have your eye on the future. You are taking your skills and talents to the next step.
The O∆K Scholarship program awards more than 35 scholarships to members toward their graduate or professional studies. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,000 and are chosen based on exceptional academic performance and leadership abilities.
Do you have a program idea for your circle? Does your circle already host an event or project that you want to build upon? Would you like a grant to help get started? Every fall, O∆K awards ten or more grants of approximately $500 to help develop leadership programs on campuses.
Every circle should have a signature leadership program. The Stone Ethical Leadership Challenge offers O∆K circles the opportunity to present a leadership program that has been developed and tested by O∆K leadership educators. O∆K can also provide funding support to implement the program.