Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character. We support collaboration among members across the five phases celebrated by O∆K: scholarship, athletics, service, communications, and arts. Since our founding in 1914, we have continued to honor and develop leaders through scholarships, training and education workshops, career opportunities, online leadership resources, and a lifelong connection to other members.

The first O∆K national meeting was held in 1920.  The national gathering has had many names throughout the years, but it has always brought students, faculty, staff, and alumni together to share experiences, develop leaders, and build networks. Beginning in 2020, the National Leadership Conference will be an annual event focused on our members and their leadership development.  The National Leadership Conference is for:

  • Students who lead.  O∆K students stay up late getting that paper just right; get engaged on their campus and in their communities; and, step up when they see a challenge. Come share your leadership and learn from others.
  • Circle advisors who care. O∆K circle advisors keep their doors open (even past office hours); celebrate excellence in and out of the classroom; provide the stability each circle needs to be successful. Come and be recognized for your contributions and share your secrets of success with other advisors.
  • Lifetime members who contribute.  O∆K lifetime members may not be attending or working at a college or university, but they contribute through service at the national level and in financial support of the whole organization. Come celebrate with those students, faculty, and staff who benefit from your support.

We welcome students, circle officers, alumni, guests, and all Omicron Delta Kappa members to our 2022 National Leadership Conference, June 2-5 at the Gatton Student Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. The 2022 National Leadership Conference will prepare students to be leaders right out of the gate at any level of their careers.