University of Maryland - Omicron Delta Kappa - Sigma Circle


The Application Process is closed for this semester

Applications will be accepted again during the first three weeks of next semester, starting on the first day of classes


The purpose of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society is threefold:

  1. To recognize those who have attained a high standard of leadership in collegiate activities and to inspire others to strive for conspicuous attainments along similar lines.

  2. To bring together the most representative students in all phases of collegiate life and thus create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest.

  3. To bring together members of the faculty and student body of the institution on a basis of mutual interest and understanding.

 The ODK selection is based on leadership in five general areas:

  • Scholarship

  • Athletics

  • Campus or Community Service, Social, Religious Activities, & Campus Government

  • Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media

  • Creative and Performing Arts

 Applicants must meet general minimum requirements:

  1. must be of junior, senior, or graduate standing;

  2. must have been a student at College Park more than one full semester;

  3. must have a minimum cumulative grade point average -

  Junior (60-89 credits)    3.48
  Senior (90+ credits)   3.52
  Graduate student  3.87



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