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Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 student and faculty leaders. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness. OΔK was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship. Since its founding, Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated over 300,000 members.

The Purpose of The Omicron Delta Kappa 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, understanding, and helpfulness.

Becoming a Member at UT Arlington

New initiates of the Sincerus Orbis Circle must hold a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have 60 hours or more (Junior and above), and be enrolled at least one or more semesters at UT Arlington after their initiation semester.

Membership is extended only to those applicants who meet the above criteria and are able to pay the one-time, lifelong dues prior to initiation. (A payment plan is available for those applicants who need assistance with the one-time fee of $100).

Join our circle

Prospective members simply click “Join our Circle” which will take you through the membership questions.

Questions about the application process click here.