Laker Leadership Programs

Omicron Delta Kappa Society

About ODK
Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc., (ODK) is a National Leadership Honor Society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.  Membership in ODK is a mark of highest distinction and honor. New members are selected each semester and honored at the Venderbush Leadership Lecture
 and at their induction ceremony.  ODK members assist with the I am Grand Valley events, sponsor a leadership case study competition at Leadership Summit, co-sponsor the Student Networking Reception and support a variety of on campus events. Please visit our page on Orgsync or for more information about the organization.  

Application Process
Applicants must have a 3.3 GPA and involvement / achievement in one or more of the 5 phases of campus life.  Those that are welcome to apply are college students who are of junior standing and above, staff, administration, faculty, and alumni.

Fall 2014 APPLICATIONS- click here to log into orgsync to download the application
Applications are due Thursday October 30th by 12 noon (online component, paper component, and payment).

Time Line for ΟΔΚ Application- Fall 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014: Applications & fees due by 12 p.m. to KC 1110 Office of Student Life

Friday, October 31, 2014: New Members Posted in the NEWS section of

Monday, November 3, 2014: Venderbush Leadership Reception (Location: Kirkhof Center 2204, 2:00 p.m.) and ΟΔΚ new member meeting immediately following the reception. 

Sunday, November 16, 1:30 p.m.: ΟΔΚ Induction Ceremony and Reception (Location: Pew Campus Loosemore Auditorium).  Family and Friends are welcome. Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. and new members must arrive at 1:30 p.m.

ODK Faculty of Distinction Award Nomination Information 2014-15 (please check back for more details)
Nominations will be accepted by ODK members (gvsu students and alumni).

2014: The Faculty of Distinction Award was given to Rita Grant, professor of accounting in the Seidman College of Business.  

2013: The Faculty of Distinction Award was given to Barbara Roos, professor of film and video production in the School of Communications.  More information

2012: 20 Faculty received this distinction in the inaugural year of the award to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ODK at GVSU.  More information

Congratulations to the 49 new Winter 2014 Omicron Delta Kappa Members

Marcela Anderson
Melissa Arbanas
Brittany Bajo
Stefanie Cesario
Macy Dobleske
Erin Dougherty
James-Vincent Duazo
Justin Ebert
Courtney Fleeker-Holmes
Erin Frutchey
Ana Galloway
Rita Grant
Kismet Gray
Melanie Grover
Amber Hendrick
Bryan Hodges
Jodee Hunt
Taylor Kinney
Walter Klatt
Michelle Koenigsknecht
Caitlin Kos
Allison Lemley
Alena Leshner
Stephanie Marquez
Jessica Marzi
Kaitlynn McCrackin
Stephanie Mehmed
Roxanne Mol
Justin Mongrain
Bradley Mueller
Marina Okopnaia
Danielle Pallardy
Diane Panaccio
Kelsey Peterson
Aric Pike
Andrew Plague
Gregory Post
Megan Reiley
Jessica Rienstra
Michelle Robinson
Cameron Rowland
Hilary  Skalski
Scott St. Louis
Elizabeth Sweeney
Megan Thompson
Kelsey VanAmberg
Julie Warren
Jarrett Weber
Parnell White

Check out our pictures from the
20th Anniversary Initiation Celebration (Winter 2011)!

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

2013-2014 President: Andrew Brown
Advisors: Michelle Burke and Valerie Jones

Page last modified October 6, 2014