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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Greek Life - O

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

Omicron Delta Kappa

Citation: Joanna Chidsey, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1964), p. 55.

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honorary society for men. It encourages leadership, scholarship, and active interest and participation in campus activities. Every Spring ODK honors outstanding freshmen men, and presents a trophy to the outstanding fraternity for the highest scholarship average. The purpose of Omicron Del ta Kappa is to encourage the development of general campus leadership by recognizing meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities.

Citation: Ann Skoglund, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1966), p. 62.

The national leadership honorary is composed of those men who have shown leadership, scholarship, and an active interest in the affairs on campus. The tapping ceremony and the initiation of new members are held in the fall and spring. ODK aids freshman orientation by the presentation of outstanding freshman awards, and fosters fraternity scholarship by presenting the annual fraternity scholarship trophy each spring.