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General membership

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students may apply for membership in Omicron Delta Kappa.

Applications will open at 12:01am on Monday, August 29, 2022 and close at 4:00pm on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Top Ten Freshman

Freshman leaders may strengthen their leadership skills by recognizing their achievement on campus. 

Applications will open in the Spring semester.

sophomore leader of the year

Sophomore leaders may apply to strengthen their leadership skills by recognizing their achievement on campus.

Applications will open in the Spring semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the GPA requirement

The GPA requirements are set by Omicron Delta Kappa National and require students to abide by the following criteria. Your class standing is based upon the number of credits that you possess. Omicron Delta Kappa requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.690 for Juniors (60-89 credits), 3.670 for Seniors (90+ credits), and 3.920 for Graduate Students to be considered for membership.

Am I allowed to re-apply if I was not invited into ODK in a previous semester?

Yes! We encourage all applicants who are not accepted to reapply. In fact, most members do not get in after their first application since reviewers hope to seek continued growth in leadership before offering invitations to candidates. To make it easier for re-applicants, the application activities are saved from semester to semester but we hope to see changes and growth with each subsequent submission.

Are off-campus activities permitted on the application such as employment, paid internships, and volunteer positions?

You can include them for consideration, but the most important activities you can put on your application will be your on-campus experience. We suggest that you list the top 20 activities which you consider significant activities and honors.

How should I distinguish between a leadership position in a club and the club itself?

In one entry, list both the organization name as well as your position within it. For the dates, you can put how long you’ve been in the organization as well as specifically specifying duration of roles within the activity description.

Still have questions? Come to a Q&A session with our executive board members! They are happy to help with your general membership application. 

Monday, September 12 at 6 PM  

Thursday, September 15 at 7 PM