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 awards that honor students, circle advisors, dedicated members, and friends of OΔK.
Nominations for the service awards will open on January 1, 2021. There was a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
General Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year Award
OΔK’s General 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.
Circle Awards and Recognition
OΔK recognizes the achievements of circles through the Circle Recognition program. Circles that meet the minimum standards and then perform to exceed those standards are recognized annually.
The 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. Recipients are selected by the Board of Trustees.
Eldridge W. Roark, Jr. Meritorious Service Award
The Eldridge W. Roark, Jr. Meritorious Service Award recipients are selected by the National Awards Committee in 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 shown through outstanding service. Recipients of this award are selected by the National Awards Committee.
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. Recipients of this award are selected by the National Awards Committee.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Awards
Andristine M. Robinson Champion Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity
OΔK’s Andristine M. Robinson Champion Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity honors an individual, circle, institution, or program that has demonstrated or fostered a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes diversity and inclusion within O∆K circles or nationally.
O∆K Community Commitment Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity
OΔK recognizes the achievements of members who consistently promote an inclusive campus and/or community, demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and appreciate that diversity is integral to healthy and productive communities.
Leadership and Professional Achievement Awards
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 Trustees. Recipients demonstrate the highest ideals of the Society.
Pillars of Leadership Awards
Omicron Delta Kappa awards five awards each year – each recognizing a person who has achieved considerable success in an area representing one of the five pillars of leadership celebrated by the Society. Honorees are selected by the Board of Trustees.