Subject: ODK applications are now open!
RECOGNIZING CAMPUS COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
Omicron Delta Kappa – one of the most prestigious national societies to
recognize leadership – is now accepting applications for the Spring 2022
semester. The Sigma Circle of ODK at College Park began in 1927 and, since
then, has initiated over 4000 students, faculty, and honorary members. ODK
tapped Senator Joe Tydings in 1950 when he was playing varsity lacrosse and
US Congressman Steny Hoyer in 1962 when he was SGA Vice President. ODK has
also initiated other proven leaders such as Civil Rights Activist Julian
Bond, Coach Brenda Frese, ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, and President Franklin D.
Roosevelt. The names of all of these outstanding leaders, along with many
others, are engraved on the ODK Fountain on McKeldin Mall. Some of our
current members include Goldwater Scholars, National Champions, presidents
and founders of many campus organizations, editors, writers, journalists, and
performers. Additionally, many of our Sigma Circle members advocate for the
members of our campus community through SGA, RHA, advisory committees, and
more recently on President Pines’ committee that is working to “end anti
- black racism” at UMD.
ODK brings together junior, senior, and graduate students with our most
outstanding faculty members, to recognize campus leaders and to encourage
other students to achieve. We seek accomplished leaders in five areas of
campus community life.
❖ CAMPUS OR COMMUNITY SERVICE, SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES AND CAMPUS
❖ JOURNALISM, SPEECH AND THE MASS MEDIA
❖ CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Omicron Delta Kappa requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of
3.690 for juniors (60-89 credits), 3.670 for seniors (90+ credits), and 3.920
for graduate students to be considered for membership.
ODK needs your help to identify talented and deserving leaders for
Applications are available ONLINE now! Students should visit www.odk.umd.edu
to begin the application process. Applications must be received
electronically no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2022. For more
information and clarification about how to complete this application, we
encourage you to view the tutorial uploaded to the application website.
Additionally, there is a comprehensive frequently asked questions file that
we encourage applicants to view as well for information and answers to their
Contact Person: ODK
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