Omicron Delta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa (OΔK) Leadership Honor Society
Omicron Delta Kappa was founded December 3, 1914, at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. In the tradition of the idealism and leadership of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, the founders stated that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives of all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavor, and that outstanding students and faculty members should meet on a basis of common interest, understanding, and helpfulness. The motives which guided the founders sprang from the desire to bring together one body for the general good of the institution, leaders from all parts of the College or University Community. The success of The Ο∆Κ® Idea, an essential part of which is its joint student-faculty character and a determination to maintain a consistent and high standard of leadership recognition, led to the establishment of chapters, which we call Circles, at other colleges.
We received our official charter 07 March 2013. The ideals have long been preached and practiced by Naval Academy students and faculty. Omicron Delta Kappa is only a natural extension of what has been lived by people associated with this institution and the Naval Service within these walls and across the world wherever our country may ask us to go.