Are You a Leader?
If you are a leader, our Society is the best organization to recognize your leadership accomplishments and connect you with other individuals who value collaborative and inclusive leadership. O∆K is the oldest leadership honor society and highly selective. Fewer than five percent of students on a campus will be invited to join. Our Society is also unique in that in addition to accepting sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate, and professional students for membership, we also invite faculty, staff, alumni, and community leaders to join. To learn more about our Society, watch a video overview here.
Beyond the opportunities to be recognized for your leadership and service, connect with other members, and further develop your leadership skills, there are many reasons why there is value in joining O∆K. You may read about some below and other ways in which our Society may assist you throughout your leadership journey here.
Our Society’s member benefits include the annual National Leadership Conference, post-baccalaureate scholarships, and internships and other learning experiences. These member benefits make joining the Society a worthwhile investment. In addition to these tangible benefits, read about how the members of our Student Advisory Board describe the value of membership in OΔK.
With more than 340,000 members, the O∆K network spans higher education, business, entertainment, sports, mass media, and many other fields. Learn more about the notable members who are members of the Society here.
The O∆K name or symbol on a resume is instantly recognizable to fellow members as the certification of accomplished collegiate leadership. Our organization is also a member of the prestigious Honor Society Caucus whose other members include Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi. To learn more about the value in joining one of our of member organizations, click here.
To be accepted into Omicron Delta Kappa, you must meet the class and academic criteria and have demonstrated leadership on your campus or in your community. To learn more about the national qualifications for membership, click here.
Membership in O∆K is determined by the local circles (chapters). Each circle has its own unique process for recruiting and initiating members based on national criteria. If you have received an invitation from your circle to apply for membership, click here. You may also contact the circle officers on your campus to find out more about the local process. You can search for the circle on your campus here. The lifetime initiation fee is $88.