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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 2018 Calendar

October 3 - ODK Applications are due
October 5 - Applicants notified of decisions
October 24 - Induction and Circle Meeting



Ruthie Rubin (President, Fall 2017 initiate)
Diana Roberts (Vice-President, Fall 2017 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

Victoria Abad
Celeste Acevedo
Zachary Acevedo
Morgan Block
Kelly Carroll
Zachary Carter
Karami Chapa
Rachel Daniel
Ashley Debauge
Eleanor Gilbert
Mary Margaret Herring
Shelby Irwin
Paige Johnson
Kody Jones
Aamuktha Karla
Maggi Linker
Erin McGee
Collin Mcgrath
Clarie Munro
Clarisse Nakayama
Nina Nevill
Kara Poole
Diana Roberts
Ruthanna Rubin
Valeria Saiz Perez
Samantha Simank
Taylor Smith
Kathleen Stansbury
Danielle Trevino
Laura Twomey
Alice von Ende - Becker
Mary Grace Whitten
Sarah Wysocki
Kayako Yamakoshi