Laker Leadership Programs
Omicron Delta Kappa Society
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 www.odk.org for more information about the organization.
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 www.gvsu.edu/studentlife
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 2014-2015
Each year since 2012, ODK members (current students and alumni) are asked to nominate outstanding faculty. Please review the award criteria and nomination information and process here.
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 Fall 2014 Omicron Delta Kappa Members
Check out our pictures from the
20th Anniversary Initiation Celebration (Winter 2011)!
2014-2015 President: Andrew Brown
Advisors: Valerie Guzman
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