Duluth, Minn. (October 21, 2020) – The University of Minnesota Duluth’s petition to establish a circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was approved recently by the organization’s Board of Trustees. Tara S. Singer, O∆K’s president and chief executive officer, was the installing officer for the chartering ceremony which was held October 23, 2020.
Sally K. Albrecht, chair of O∆K’s Board of Trustees, made the following announcement, “Omicron Delta Kappa proudly welcomes the University of Minnesota Duluth as our newest campus circle. Student, faculty, alumni, and staff leaders may now be recognized for exhibiting O∆K’s positive vision and ideals within their campus and community. In addition, student members will be eligible to participate in the Society’s national opportunities, including scholarships, internships, campus grants, and leadership development programs.”
Lendley C. Black, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Duluth’s chancellor, commented on the university’s excitement about receiving a charter from Omicron Delta Kappa. He said, “Our campus looks forward to welcoming Omicron Delta Kappa and to a long and productive partnership in the development of our student leaders.”
University of Minnesota Duluth’s charter group of more than 30 members will include faculty, staff, administrators, and student leaders as founding members of the circle.
Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, on December 3, 1914. A group of 15 students and faculty members established the Society to recognize and encourage leadership at the collegiate level. The founders established the O∆K Idea—the concept that individuals representing all phases of collegiate life should collaborate with faculty and others to support the campus and community. O∆K’s mission is to honor and develop leaders; encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and promote O∆K’s ideals of scholarship, service, integrity, character, and fellowship on college and university campuses throughout North America. The headquarters are located in Lexington, Virginia.
Corbin Smyth, associate vice president for student life, University of Minnesota Duluth, (218) 726-8501, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara S. Singer, president and chief executive officer, Omicron Delta Kappa, (540) 458-5340, email@example.com