ODK is The National Leadership Honor Society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character.Membership in ODK is a mark of the highest distinction and honor. Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person, both as a member of the University community and as a contributor to a better society.To find out more about ODK, please check out the website at www.odk.org.University of Lynchburg chartered its Circle in 1997 and since then has inducted over 1,171 outstanding students who have made a real difference both inside and outside the classroom.
Membership is awarded to undergraduate juniors and seniors whose cumulative grade point average places them in the top 35% of the Lynchburg student population. Graduate students are also eligible.
All candidates must also demonstrate leadership in at least 1 of the 5 phases of campus life in order to be selected:
- Campus community service, social and religious activities, and campus government
- Journalism, speech, and the mass media
- Creative and performing arts
Qualified students are invited to apply to the Circle in the spring semester of each year. A committee of current ODK members reviews applications.
Selection announcements are made by letter and the ODK induction ceremony is held in late spring at Snidow Chapel. Nomination and election of ODK officers are also held in the spring.
Jimmy Roux, PhD
Professor of Communication Studies and Nonprofit Leadership
Director of the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program