Omicron Delta Kappa Society National Leadership Honor 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:

  • Scholarship
  • Athletics
  • Social Service/Religious Activities/Campus Government
  • Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media
  • Creative and Performing Arts

Those that are welcome to apply are college students who are of junior standing and above, staff, administration, faculty, and alumni.

Winter 2016- applications are currently available and due on Friday, February 26, 2016 by 5pm. Click here to log into orgsync to download the application.   
You will be required to set up an orgsync account if you have not already done so.  Note that there is an online component, paper component, and fee- all components must be submitted prior to the deadline.
Please refer to the application for important dates.


ODK Faculty of Distinction Award 2015-2016
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.

2016: TBD
2015: The Faculty of Distinction Award was given to Chris Haven, Associate Professor of writing in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. More information
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

Check out our pictures from the 20th Anniversary Initiation Celebration (Winter 2011)! Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

2015-2016 President: Addison Price
Advisor: Valerie Guzman

Congratulations to our Fall 2015 new members: 

Audrey Louise Arbogast
Taylor Marie Berry
Colette Marie Cascarilla
Mora Mam Clark
Kaitlin M Delehanty
Megan Downey
Ashley Ewert
Brianna Nicole Girard
Laura D Goedhart
Nicole Goward
Kristen Gresock
Jennifer Grousd
Nicole F Gustin
Scott D. Harmsen
Alexander Jacobsson
Ian Leigh LaPoint
Kayleigh Nicole McCollum
Alex Robert Mee
Danae Overweg
Ashley Elizabeth Piper
Devin L. Prasatek
Sarah Elizabeth Quist
Ashley Robinson
Kellyn Sanders
Stephanie Marie Savic
Jeffrey Skinner
Tiffany L Steele
Thomas Walters
Heather Nicole Zolen