Omicron Delta Kappa

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Omicron Delta Kappa
ΟΔΚ
Omicron Delta Kappa logo.png
Founded December 3, 1914; 99 years ago (1914-12-03)
Washington and Lee University
Type Honor society
Emphasis Scholarship, Leadership, and Service
Motto "Success Achieved in Worthy Undertakings"
Colors Sky Blue, White, Black
Flower Blue delphinium
Chapters 310
Members 300,000 lifetime
Headquarters 224 McLaughlin Street
Lexington, Virginia, USA
Homepage www.odk.org

Omicron Delta Kappa, or ΟΔΚ, also known as The Circle, or more commonly ODK, is a national leadership honor society in the United States. It was founded December 3, 1914, at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, by 15 student and faculty leaders. Chapters, known as Circles, are located on over 300 college campuses. The society recognizes achievement in the five areas of scholarship; athletics; campus/community service, social/religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts. ODK is a quasi-secret society in regards to the way its members are selected and kept secret for a period of time.

Membership in the Omicron Delta Kappa Society is regarded as one of the highest collegiate honors that can be awarded to an individual, along with Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. Some Circles limit membership to less than the top one quarter of one percent of students on their respective campuses.

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

On the evening of December 3, 1914, the Omicron Delta Kappa Society was founded by fifteen men who gathered in a small office on the third floor of Reid Hall on the campus of Washington and Lee University. J. Carl Fisher first brought up the idea of creating such a society with close friend Rupert Latture. The two soon included mutual friend William Brown in the discussion, and thus these three men are referred to as the three principal founders of the society. Together with three faculty members, including the president of the University and the dean of Engineering, these men gradually selected nine additional men to affiliate with them. The complete list of the fifteen founders is as follows.

  • James Edwin Bear, ΒΘΠ, editor of the student magazine
  • William Moseley Brown, ΔΚΕ, ΦΒΚ, debater, president of YMCA
  • Carl Shaffer Davidson, ΚΣ, student instructor in civil engineering
  • Edward Parks Davis, ΚΣ, athlete
  • Edward A. Donahue, ΦΚΣ, captain of football and baseball
  • Dr. De la Warr Benjamin Easter, ΚΣ, ΦΒΚ, professor and first president of ΟΔΚ
  • James Carl Fisher, business manager of the student magazine, established campus radio station
  • Philip Pendleton Gibson, ΠΚΑ, president of student government, editor of student newspaper
  • Thomas McPheeters Glasgow, ΦΔΘ, orator, athlete
  • David Carlisle Humphreys, FIJI, professor and dean of the School of Applied Science
  • Rupert Nelson Latture, ΔΥ, ΦΒΚ, president of the YMCA
  • John Eppes Martin, ΑΧΡ, business manager of the year book
  • William Caulfield Raftery, ΦΚΣ, athlete
  • John Purver Richardson, Jr., ΣΧ, instructor in biology
  • Dr. Henry Louis Smith, ΦΔΘ, ΦΒΚ, president of Washington and Lee University
The fifteen founders of the Omicron Delta Kappa Society

All fifteen men were prominent leaders on campus, and they rallied around the idea that all-around leadership in college should be recognized, that representative men in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavor, and that outstanding students and faculty should meet on a basis of mutual interest and understanding. The founders also insisted that ODK would not simply be another society in which members would simply earn a Key and then be finished. Members of ODK would be expected to remain active in campus politics, in upholding spiritual and moral values, and in rendering service to the campus and community.

Reid Hall, the birthplace of The Circle

The founders decided that the society would be kept a complete secret until keys could be designed and produced. A few days after returning from the winter holiday, the keys arrived, and on January 15, 1915, each man wore the key on campus for the first time, and the first public announcement of the establishment of Omicron Delta Kappa was made in the student newspaper on that same day. As stated in the announcement, the society would be publicly known as "The Circle," because the Greek letters have secret significance known only to the members.[1]

Purpose of the Society[edit]

The Purpose of the Society is threefold:

  • First, to recognize those who have attained a high standard of efficiency in collegiate activities and to inspire others to strive for conspicuous attainments along similar lines;
  • Second, to bring together the most representative students in all phases of collegiate life and thus to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest;
  • Third, to bring together members of the faculty and student body of the institution, as well as other Omicron Delta Kappa members, on a basis of mutual interest and understanding.

Women in ODK[edit]

Only men could become members of Omicron Delta Kappa for the first sixty years of the society. At the 1970 and 1972 National Conventions, the University of Alabama Circle introduced an amendment to the National Constitution to admit women into the Society. In June 1972, Title IX of the "Education Amendments Act of 1972" prohibited sex discrimination in federally assisted educational programs and amended parts of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Professional and honor fraternities were included in Title IX. The Special Committee on the Possible Role of Women met in January 1973 and recommended changes to the National Constitution that would abolish segregation based on gender within the Society. On March 12, 1974. the National Convention convened in New Orleans and approved the initiation of women into the Society. On that date, the first women members were recognized by the Society. They were: the Newark College of Engineering Circle-Carolyn Julia Kucinski and Diane Christine Ragosa; University of South Florida Circle - Robbie Lynn Cooney, Maria Dolores Delvalle. Roxane R. Dow. Catherine Ann Rohrbacher. Karen Diane Janzer, Linda Ann Touten, Martha Gwyn Van Deman, and Cathy Sue Welch.

Cheryl Hogle was elected as the first woman National President at the Convention in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 25, 1998. After serving four terms as a Faculty Province Director and two terms as National Vice President for Extension, she was elected by unanimous vote of the Convention.[2] On June 26, 2010, the ODK National Leadership Summit and Convention elected Dr. Betsy Holloway as the 34th National President, the second female to be elected.

On March 22, 1992, the National Convention passed a resolution authorizing the incorporation of the Society. On July 1, 1992, the Omicron Delta Kappa Society was merged into the corporation, The Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc.

Rivalry with Mortar Board[edit]

Prior to the passage of Title IX, outstanding women leaders were tapped into a similar society for women known as Mortar Board. Mortar Board was established just a few years after ODK, in 1918, and it stood for many similar ideals and purposes. With the passage of Title IX; however, ODK was now required to accept women into membership, and Mortar Board was required to accept men. As a result, the two organizations found themselves competing to tap many of the same outstanding student leaders on college campuses, and what once existed as two complementary societies grew into rivalry at many institutions of higher learning. While the rivalry sometimes becomes fierce during membership selection times, at other times during the year it takes a more congenial tone as the two organizations often compete in service, athletics, or other campus events.

Membership selection[edit]

To be eligible for membership in OΔΚ, an individual must obtain at least junior or senior academic standing. Unlike Phi Beta Kappa, which limits membership to the liberal arts & sciences, ΟΔΚ is open to students of all areas of study, but they must exhibit outstanding leadership distinction in at least one of the five areas of scholarship, athletics, campus/community service, social/religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts. Members may be chosen either annually or semi-annually depending on the traditions of the individual Circles. The number of students selected each year is limited to, at the most, less than 3% of the total undergraduate population, but most Circles limit membership to less than the top one quarter of one percent of students on their respective campuses.

Unlike most college honor societies that accept all potential members who meet the selection criteria and pay the required fees, ΟΔΚ only chooses a very select group from a pool of potential and qualified students through a process known as tapping. Once a Circle votes on the individuals to be tapped for membership, the selection is kept secret from all except for those who have been chosen for initiation. Once the chosen candidates are tapped, they must also keep their selection secret until such time when their selection is revealed to the campus and community in a public ceremony. Prior to this public revealing ceremony, the new members are initiated into the bonds of the society through the private ritual of the society. At some institutions where several elite societies are in place that tap new members, such as the University of Missouri, the public revealing ceremony is combined with those other highly selective or secret societies to become a large annual Tap Day ceremony on campus.

Circles[edit]

The practice of designating Circles with Greek letter names was abandoned in 1949. Members who have died are said to have entered the Eternal Circle.

# Circle Installation Date College or University Status
1. Alpha December 3, 1914 Washington and Lee University active
2. Beta May 1, 1916 The Johns Hopkins University active
3. Gamma June 9, 1916 University of Pittsburgh active
4. Delta May 24, 1917 Davidson College active
5. Epsilon March 12, 1921 University of Richmond active
6. Eta[3] May 27, 1921 College of William and Mary active
7. Zeta May 28, 1921 Centre College active
8. Theta April 29, 1922 University of Akron active
9. Iota February 21, 1924 University of Alabama active
10. Kappa March 22, 1924 Birmingham-Southern College active
11. Lambda April 12, 1924 Hampden-Sydney College active
12. Mu January 24, 1925 Emory University active
13. Nu May 4, 1925 University of Kentucky active
14. Xi May 24, 1925 Lehigh University charter removed
15. Omicron May 28, 1925 University of Virginia active
16. Pi March 8, 1926 Millsaps College active
17. Rho May 26, 1926 Duke University charter removed
18. Sigma February 2, 1927 University of Maryland active
19. Tau May 15, 1927 Ohio Wesleyan University active
20. Upsilon May 17, 1927 Dickinson College active
21. Phi May 25, 1927 Rhodes College active
22. Chi May 29, 1927 University of South Carolina active
23. Psi February 17, 1928;
Rechartered April 5, 1997
Allegheny College active
24. Omega May 22, 1928 Auburn University active
25. Alpha Alpha May 19, 1929 University of the South active
26. Alpha Delta May 25, 1929 George Washington University active
27. Alpha Epsilon March 22, 1930 Muhlenberg College active
28. Alpha Eta May 28, 1930 Georgia Institute of Technology active
29. Alpha Zeta May 28, 1930 Tulane University active
30. Alpha Theta March 7, 1931 University of Cincinnati active
31. Alpha Iota March 23, 1931 Rollins College active
32. Alpha Kappa February 24, 1933 Washington University active
33. Alpha Lambda March 4, 1933 Randolph-Macon College active
34. Alpha Mu May 10, 1933 Denison University active
35. Alpha Beta May 12, 1933 Drake University active
36. Alpha Nu May 12, 1933 Louisiana State University active
37. Alpha Xi May 12, 1933 University of Missouri active
38. Alpha Omicron June 2, 1933 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University active
39. Alpha Pi March 5, 1934 University of Denver active
40. Alpha Rho April 28, 1934 Vanderbilt University active
41. Alpha Sigma May 31, 1934 Miami University (Ohio) charter removed
42. Alpha Tau April 9, 1935 Westminster College (MO) active
43. Alpha Upsilon April 29, 1935 University of Georgia active
44. Alpha Phi February 3, 1936 University of Mississippi active
45. Alpha Chi May 22, 1937 Mississippi State University active
46. Alpha Psi November 12, 1937 Washington College active
47. Alpha Omega March 12, 1938 American University charter removed
48. Beta Alpha May 13, 1939 Wake Forest University active
49. Beta Beta June 2, 1939 University of Arkansas charter removed
50. Beta Gamma February 15, 1942 Albion College active
51. Beta Delta September 19, 1942 Carnegie-Mellon University charter removed
52. Beta Epsilon May 14, 1943 University of Louisville active
53. Beta Zeta May 10, 1946 Bucknell University active
54. Beta Eta June 9, 1946 Wayne State University charter removed
55. Beta Theta May 8, 1947 Case Western Reserve charter removed
56. Beta Iota May 10, 1947 University of Iowa active
57. Beta Kappa May 11, 1947 University of Kansas active
58. Beta Lambda May 23, 1947 Marshall University active
59. Beta Mu June 3, 1947 Grove City College active
60. Beta Nu November 16, 1947 University of Tennessee active
61. Beta Xi May 23, 1948 Beloit College charter removed
62. Beta Omicron January 18, 1949 Louisiana Tech University active
63. Beta Pi February 18, 1949 Centenary College (LA) active
64. Beta Rho February 25, 1949 Hillsdale College active
65. Beta Sigma March 9, 1949 University of Delaware active
66. Beta Tau May 22, 1949 Bowling Green State University active
67. Beta Upsilon June 2, 1949 University of Miami (Florida) active
68. April 22, 1949 Bradley University charter removed
69. May 6, 1950 New Jersey Institute of Technology active
70. May 13, 1950 Drury University active
71. Seminole May 13, 1950 Florida State University active
72. May 20, 1950 University of Nebraska at Omaha active
73. November 16, 1950 Marietta College active
74. April 6, 1951 Samford University active
75. April 7, 1951 Florida Southern College active
76. November 10, 1951 Ohio University active
77. March 28, 1952 Baldwin-Wallace College active
78. June 4, 1952 Colorado State University charter removed
79. May 14, 1953 Stetson University active
80. April 4, 1954 University of Redlands active
81. Sachem May 8, 1954 Oklahoma State University active
82. Kalon-Kixioc May 10, 1954 St. Lawrence University active
83. May 16, 1954 University of Wyoming active
84. May 26, 1954 The University of Southern Mississippi active
85. University Park May 15, 1955 Pennsylvania State University active
86. May 21, 1955 University of Oklahoma active
87. May 22, 1955 University of Hawaii charter removed
88. May 22, 1955 Willamette University charter removed
89. December 9, 1956 University of Missouri-Kansas City active
90. March 24, 1957 University of South Dakota active
91. May 17, 1958 Western Michigan University charter removed
92. December 12, 1959 Washington State University charter removed
93. March 1, 1960 University of Louisiana at Monroe active
94. April 23, 1960 Central Methodist University active
95. April 24, 1960 University of Houston active
96. April 25, 1960 Mississippi College active
97. May 21, 1960 Westminster College (PA) active
98. May 21, 1960 Whittier College active
99. May 28, 1960 Wagner College active
100. April 29, 1961 University of Tulsa active
101. May 21, 1961 Purdue University charter removed
102. April 14, 1962 Hiram College active
103. May 12, 1962 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign charter removed
104. May 13, 1962 Augustana College (IL) active
105. May 19, 1962 Baylor University active
106. April 21, 1963 Pittsburg State University active
107. May 17, 1963 University of Memphis active
108. May 19, 1963 Oklahoma Baptist University active
109. May 25, 1963 McDaniel College active
110. May 26, 1963 Michigan State University charter removed
111. May 26, 1963 West Virginia Wesleyan College active
112. April 19, 1964 Erskine College active
113. October 22, 1965 Kent State University active
114. May 7, 1966 Illinois State University charter removed
115. May 19, 1966 University of Texas at Austin charter removed
116. May 12, 1967 Alma College active
117. April 5, 1968 Georgia State University active
118. Circle Website May 17, 1968 University of Florida active
119. May 11, 1969 University of Colorado at Boulder charter removed
120. January 22, 1970 Ohio Northern University active
121. February 15, 1970 Murray State University active
122. May 20, 1970 University of South Florida active
123. March 26, 1971 University of New Orleans active
124. April 18, 1971 Ferris State University active
125. April 24, 1971 Valdosta State University active
126. April 24, 1971 Western Kentucky University active
127. May 2, 1971 Wichita State University active
128. May 23, 1971 Delta State University active
129. December 10, 1971 Louisiana College active
130. January 29, 1972 Texas Tech University active
131. February 11, 1972 North Carolina Wesleyan College active
132. April 22, 1972 Houston Baptist University active
133. April 24, 1972 Westmont College active
134. May 20, 1972 University of Tampa active
135. May 21, 1972 Northern Illinois University charter removed
136. May 26, 1973 Troy State University active
137. April 29, 1974 University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire active
138. May 6, 1974 Olivet College active
139. May 25, 1975 University of Central Florida active
140. May 9, 1975 William Carey College active
141. May 30, 1975 Tennessee Technological University active
142. October 26, 1975 The College of Charleston active
143. Icarus November 21, 1975 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University active
144. November 22, 1975 University of Alabama at Birmingham active
145. December 15, 1975 Salisbury University active
146. February 8, 1976 Elmhurst College active
147. March 6, 1976 Rider University active
148. March 6, 1976 Wittenberg University active
149. March 28, 1976 Mary Baldwin College active
150. April 2, 1976 Morris Brown College charter removed
151. April 2, 1976 Oglethorpe University active
152. May 2, 1976 James Madison University active
153. May 8, 1976 Old Dominion University active
154. May 9, 1976 Southwest Missouri State University active
155. May 23, 1976 University of Minnesota charter removed
156. October 1, 1976 University of North Alabama active
157. May 21, 1977 University of South Alabama active
158. May 27, 1977 Transylvania University active
159. December 2, 1977 Campbell University active
160. December 4, 1977 Elon University active
161. January 21, 1978 Radford University active
162. February 28, 1978 Jacksonville State University active
163. March 1, 1978 University of Montevallo active
164. November 10, 1978 Duquesne University active
165. December 5, 1978 Mansfield University charter removed
166. April 22, 1979 University of West Georgia active
167. May 4, 1979 Austin Peay State University active
168. May 12, 1979 University of South Carolina Spartanburg active
169. October 6, 1979 Francis Marion University active
170. November 11, 1979 LaGrange College active
171. March 16, 1980 Coastal Carolina University active
172. March 21, 1980 Arizona State University charter removed
173. March 22, 1980 California State University, Northridge active
174. March 23, 1980 Auburn University Montgomery active
175. May 2, 1980 Michigan Technological University active
176. May 4, 1980 Hollins University active
177. September 14, 1980 East Tennessee State University active
178. April 5, 1981 Virginia Wesleyan College active
178. April 12, 1981 Winthrop University active
179. May 2, 1981 SUNY Plattsburgh active
180. May 3, 1981 University of Maryland, Baltimore County active
181. May 18, 1981 Furman University active
182. October 8, 1981 Jacksonville University active
183. October 15, 1981 Methodist University active
184. February 24, 1982 University of North Carolina at Charlotte active
185. May 10, 1982 University of Alabama in Huntsville active
186. May 19, 1982 Millikin University charter removed
187. UNI Circle December 5, 1982 University of Northern Iowa active
188. March 20, 1983 Eckerd College active
189. Circle Website May 1, 1983 Morningside College active
190. May 22, 1983 Louisiana State University in Shreveport active
191. November 6, 1983 Moravian College active
192. March 4, 1984; December 10, 1998 University of West Florida active
193. March 11, 1984 University of Houston–Clear Lake active
194. March 24, 1985 Monmouth University active
195. April 13, 1985 Columbia College (SC) active
196. April 19, 1985 Penn State Erie, The Behrend College active
197. April 21, 1985 Florida International University active
198. April 28, 1985 Fairleigh Dickinson University charter removed
199. October 26, 1985 Presbyterian College active
200. February 22, 1986 Maryville University active
201. March 2, 1986 Virginia Commonwealth University active
202. April 19, 1986 Berry College active
203. April 25, 1986 Humboldt State University active
204. November 7, 1986 Salem College active
205. April 3, 1987 University of West Alabama active
206. April 10, 1987 Augsburg College charter removed
207. April 11, 1987 University of North Carolina at Asheville active
208. April 13, 1987 Clemson University active
209. Golden Crest April 26, 1987 Missouri Southern State University active
210. April 27, 1987 Concordia College (Moorhead) active
211. April 30, 1987 Towson University active
212. March 26, 1988 Heidelberg College active
213. May 1, 1988 Creighton University active
214. May 15, 1988 California State University-Fullerton charter removed
215. September 25, 1988 Villanova University active
216. April 2, 1989 Randolph College active
217. April 18, 1989 Huntingdon College active
218. November 15, 1989 North Georgia College and State University active
219. March 11, 1990 Southern Oregon University active
220. March 18, 1990 East Carolina University active
221. April 25, 1990 University of Texas at Arlington active
222. May 7, 1990 Simpson College active
223. January 29, 1991 University of South Carolina Aiken active
224. April 14, 1991 Grand Valley State University active
225. April 21, 1991 Muskingum College active
226. April 21, 1991 East Stroudsburg University active
227. April 27, 1991 University of St. Thomas active
228. April 29, 1992 State University of New York at Oneonta active
229. May 2, 1992 Aurora University active
230. May 12, 1992 Carthage College active
231. November 22, 1992 Gannon University charter removed
232. December 10, 1992 Susquehanna University active
233. April 7, 1994 University of California-Riverside active
234. May 2, 1994 Truman State University active
235. May 13, 1994 Eastern Connecticut State University active
236. September 3, 1994 University of Virginia's College at Wise active
237. March 24, 1995 Appalachian State University active
238. April 20, 1995 Harding University active
239. April 22, 1995 Brenau University active
240. May 5, 1995 State University of New York at Oswego active
241. May 21, 1995 Elmira College active
242. February 12, 1996 Marymount Manhattan College active
243. March 29, 1996 Christopher Newport University active
244. April 13, 1996 Northern Kentucky University active
245. April 14, 1996 Georgetown College active
246. April 21, 1996 University of Dayton active
247. April 24, 1996 Roanoke College active
248. April 27, 1996 Cumberland University active
249. October 25, 1996 University of Toledo active
250. November 9, 1996 Newberry College active
251. February 22, 1997 Lynchburg College active
252. March 9, 1997 Flagler College active
253. April 6, 1997 Gettysburg College active
254. April 20, 1997 North Carolina-Wilmington active
255. April 25, 1997 Ramapo College of New Jersey active
256. April 26, 1997 Shenandoah University active
257. May 4, 1997 Hastings College active
258. May 9, 1997 Mercer University active
259. June 4, 1997 Youngstown State University active
260. March 29, 1998 Indiana State University active
261. April 23, 1998 Greensboro College active
262. April 25, 1998 Eastern Illinois University active
263. April 26, 1998 Indiana University Southeast active
264. May 2, 1998 Waynesburg College charter removed
265. May 2, 1998 Carson-Newman College active
266. May 3, 1998 Alfred University active
267. Chapman Leadership May 6, 1998 Chapman University active
268. May 9, 1998 West Virginia State College active
269. May 10, 1998 Assumption College active
270. November 22, 1998 University of Nebraska-Lincoln active
271. March 28, 1999 University of Arizona active
272. April 11, 1999 St. Ambrose University active
273. April 16, 1999 University of Texas at San Antonio active
274. April 17, 1999 Maryville College active
275. April 18, 1999 Georgia Southern University active
276. April 23, 1999 Webster University active
277. April 25, 1999 St. Mary's College of Maryland active
278. April 25, 1999 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point active
279. April 9, 2000 Brevard College active
280. April 11, 2000 Dillard University active
281. April 16, 2000 Angelo State University charter removed
282. April 16, 2000 Bridgewater State College charter removed
283. April 18, 2000 Juniata College active
284. April 19, 2000 Emmanuel College (GA) active
285. April 27, 2000 Bellarmine University active
286. April 30, 2000 Southeast Missouri State University active
287. April 30, 2000 West Chester University active
288. May 4, 2000 Franklin College active
289. May 7, 2000 University of Rhode Island active
290. May 21, 2000 Drexel University active
291. November 14, 2000 Nicholls State University active
292. December 9, 2000 Pennsylvania State University Altoona active
293. April 23, 2001 Longwood College active
294. April 25, 2001 Georgia College and State University active
295. May 1, 2001 Morehouse College active
296. May 10, 2001 Missouri University of Science & Technology charter removed
297. May 12, 2001 State University of New York at Potsdam active
298. November 4, 2001 McMurry University active
299. April 28, 2002 Ball State University active
300. April 28, 2002 Tarleton State University active
301. May 17, 2002 Adelphi University active
302. November 17, 2002 Buffalo State College active
303. December 8, 2002 Northwest Missouri State University active
304. February 2, 2003 Wilmington College active
305. March 24, 2003 Virginia Military Institute active
306. USC Leadership Institute April 27, 2003 University of Southern California charter removed
307. April 27, 2003 Fort Hays State University active
308. May 3, 2003 Coker College active
309. May 4, 2003 Fairfield University charter removed
310. May 7, 2003 Bethel College (KY) active
311. October 26, 2003 University at Albany active
312. November 15, 2003 Stephen F. Austin State University active
313. April 18, 2004 California Lutheran University active
314. April 18, 2004 Sweet Briar College active
315. April 25, 2004 College of Idaho active
316. April 25, 2004 Georgetown University active
317. April 25, 2004 Saint Louis University active
318. April 29, 2004 Widener University active
319. April 30, 2004 Molloy College charter removed
320. May 2, 2004 Wright State University active
321. May 5, 2004 Central Washington University active
322. May 14, 2004 Worcester State College active
323. December 12, 2004 Notre Dame de Namur University active
324. April 19, 2005 Colorado Christian University active
325. April 20, 2005 Emmanuel College (MA) active
326. April 24, 2005 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey active
327. May 1, 2005 St. John's University (NY) active
328. May 9, 2005 Bryant University active
329. May 13, 2005 United States Military Academy active
330. February 25, 2006 Western New England University active
331. April 6, 2006 Armstrong Atlantic State University active
332. April 19, 2006 Southwestern University active
333. April 23, 2006 Nova Southeastern University active
334. April 28, 2006 San José State University charter removed
335. April 28, 2006 Concordia University Irvine active
336. May 20, 2006 DePaul University active
337. February 9, 2007 Texas Christian University active
338. March 1, 2007 Western Carolina University active
339. April 29, 2007 Hope College active
340. April 30, 2007 University of Central Oklahoma active
341. May 6, 2007 University of Massachusetts Lowell active
342. May 11, 2007 University of Baltimore active
343. April 19, 2008 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University active
344. May 4, 2008 Hamline University active
345. October 27, 2008 Campbellsville University active
346. November 15, 2008 North Carolina Central University active
347. April 15, 2009 William Woods University active
348. April 26, 2009 Peace College active
349. November 15, 2009 Georgian Court University active
350. February 5, 2010 Florida Gulf Coast University active
351. April 28, 2010 Florida Atlantic University active
352. April 30, 2010 Middle Tennessee State University active
353. May 4, 2010 Morrisville State College active
354. February 15, 2011 Merrimack College active
355. April 1, 2011 SUNY Maritime College active
356. October 6, 2011 Chatham University active
357. October 6, 2011 Neumann University active
358. October 8, 2011 Seton Hall University active
359. October 30, 2011 Union College active
360. November 29, 2011 Doane College active
361. December 5, 2011 Worcester Polytechnic Institute active
362. February 12, 2012 Philadelphia University active
363. March 18, 2012 Ashland University active
364. April 11, 2012 Saint Leo University active
365. April 26, 2012 Trinity University (TX) active
366. May 2, 2012 Southern Utah University active

Notable members[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • Peyton Manning (University of Tennessee 1997) NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos
  • Archie Manning (University of Mississippi 1970) NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, and Minnesota Vikings.
  • Steve Spurrier (University of Florida 1991) Heisman Trophy winner, NFL Quarterback, and Head Coach for the University of Florida, the Washington Redskins, and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
  • Rudy Niswanger (Louisiana State University 2005) NFL center for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Arnold Palmer (Wake Forest University 1964) Professional Golfer.
  • Paul "Bear" Bryant (University of Kentucky 1949) Longtime Head Coach for the University of Alabama football team.
  • Joe Paterno (Pennsylvania State University 1976) Football Coach.
  • Bob Griese (University of Miami 1988) NFL Quarterback for the Miami Dolphins
  • Gene Keady (Purdue University 1988) Longtime head coach for Purdue University basketball.
  • Gaylord Perry (Campbell University 1978) Professional Baseball Player and Cy Young Award winner.
  • James E. Perry (Campbell University 1978) Professional Baseball Player and two-time winner of Cy Young Award.
  • Adolph Rupp (University of Kentucky 1937) Longtime University of Kentucky basketball head coach.
  • Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech 1967) Head coach for Virginia Tech Hokies football team.
  • Terry Bowden (University of Auburn 1994) College football head coach.
  • Homer Rice (Georgia institute of Technonogy, 1981)[4] Football Coach and Athletic Director.
  • Myron Rolle (Florida State University 2008) Former safety for the FSU Seminoles and 2009 Rhodes Scholar
  • Ron Fraser (University of Miami 1975) College Baseball Coach at University of Miami
  • Tubby Smith (University of Kentucky 2001) Men’s Basketball Coach
  • Bob Wolff (Duke University 1942) longest running sports broadcaster in television and radio history

Business[edit]

Education[edit]

Arts & Entertainment[edit]

Government[edit]

Journalism & Mass Media[edit]

Science & Engineering[edit]

Honorary members[edit]

The Omicron Delta Kappa fountain on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park honors ODK members of the campus's chapter, including honorary member Franklin D. Roosevelt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commemorating the Silver Anniversary, Omicron Delta Kappa Fraternity, 1914-1939"
  2. ^ "Women in ODK"
  3. ^ http://scdb.swem.wm.edu/?p=creators/creator&id=1083
  4. ^ Membership by Tapping Class: http://www.cyberbuzz.gatech.edu/odk/membership/membership_tapping80.htm
  5. ^ Membership by Tapping Class: 1970-1979: http://www.cyberbuzz.gatech.edu/odk/membership/membership_tapping70.htm

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