Subject: ODK Applications are Open! Description: 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. SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETICS CAMPUS OR COMMUNITY SERVICE, SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES AND CAMPUS GOVERNMENT 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 consideration! Applications are available ONLINE now! Students should visit http://www.odk.umd.edu/ to begin the application process. Applications must be received electronically no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 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 questions. Contact Person: Sarah Williamson Contact Email: [log in to unmask] You received this email because you are subscribed to the Daily eNews for CMNS Students (CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS) mailing list. If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, simply send an email to [log in to unmask] with the message signoff CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS in the body.