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.
Winter 2016- information about the selection process will be available soon.
FALL 2015- applications were due November 6, 2015. Click here to log into orgsync to download the application.
Note that there is an online component, paper component, and payment- all components must be submitted prior to the deadline. Please refer to the application for important dates.
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.
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
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
Brianna Nicole Girard
Laura D Goedhart
Nicole F Gustin
Scott D. Harmsen
Ian Leigh LaPoint
Kayleigh Nicole McCollum
Alex Robert Mee
Ashley Elizabeth Piper
Devin L. Prasatek
Sarah Elizabeth Quist
Stephanie Marie Savic
Tiffany L Steele
Heather Nicole Zolen