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ODK Leadership Society

Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, ODK was the first national college honor society to recognize and honor meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship.

Omicron Delta Kappa Circle at Trinity University

ODK differs from other honors societies in that membership includes students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The organization's structure offers a unique opportunity for collaboration, mentoring, and extensive interactions between faculty, staff, and students.

ODK specifically invites students who have excelled in several areas of campus life; thus, the membership is varied and diverse. Membership is extended to student candidates with junior or senior status who rank in the top 35 percent of their class. Since its founding, Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated over 300,000 members at more than 300 institutions across the country.

The society recognizes achievement in the five pillars of academic life:

  1. Scholarship 
  2. Athletics
  3. Campus/community service; social/religious activities; campus government
  4. Journalism, speech and mass media
  5. Creative and performing arts

Fall 2020 Calendar

  • August 17: Applications out to eligible members
  • October 1: Applications due
  • October 5: Candidates notified of membership decision
  • October 26: Induction ceremony and Circle meeting



Zoe Heeter-Collins (President, Fall 2019 initiate)
Jamie Thompson (Faculty Adviser)
Cynthia Uviedo (Circle Coordinator)

Faculty/Staff/Alumni Members

Robert Blystone, Faculty (Retired)
L. Brooks Hill, Faculty (Retired)
Jamie Thompson, Staff/Alum
Jacob K. Tingle, Faculty/Alum
Cynthia Uviedo, Staff/Alum
Donald Van Eynde, Faculty (Retired)
Paul Wright, Staff

Student Members

Zachary Carter

Amuktha Karla

Zachary Acevedo

Ashley DeBauge

Shelby Irwin

Eleanor Davis

Mary Margaret Herring

Shelby Irwin

Dylan Alexander

Maggie Lupo (Fall 2018 Initiate)

Erin Eckert (Fall 2019 Initiate)

Alyssa Davis

Katherine Capps

Clarisse Nakayama

Sarah Gorban

Kara Poole

Diana Roberts

Vetle Maasvaer Halle

Eryka Mendoza

Miranda Salazar

Adam Toler

Victoria Trabysh

Jasmine Yang

Gwendolyn Alpers

Zoe Heeter Collins

Alyson Lascowski (Spring 2019 Initiate)

Sarah Peacock (Spring 2019 Initiate)

Nicolas Pittner

Molly Rosenblatt

Lily Slemp (Spring 2019 Initiate)

Emily Welp

Jordan Bruce (Fall 2019 Initiate)

Katrina Lieberman

Emi Mondragon (Fall 2019 Initiate)

Williston Symonds (Fall 2019 Initiate)

Ry Eskridge