Membership Criteria for Omicron Delta Kappa


Selection for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa begins with a nomination by a student or resident member.  If you believe that you qualify for membership, you should not hesitate to ask member of the Circle to nominate you.

Each nominee is vetted by the Registrar to determine if he is in the top 35% of his class.  This is a requirement of the National and cannot be waived.

Nominees who are cleared by the Register are asked to complete a Credentials Form which is used by the Circle to determine if a nominee has met the requirement for membership - leadership/distinction in two and participation in three of five areas:

SCHOLARSHIP

ATHLETICS

CAMPUS OR COMMUNITY SERVICE, SOCIAL RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES, AND CAMPUS GOVERNMENT

JOURNALISM, SPEECH, AND THE MASS MEDIA

CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS

If a nominee is determined to have met the basic requirement, his name is brought before the Circle for a vote.  Election meetings are held in the Fall and the Spring.  A nominee who receives "yes" votes from three-fourths of the members present is elected to membership in the Circle.