FAQs

How can membership in OΔK benefit me?

Through membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, you gain potential friendships with over 300,000 women and men across the country whose peers recognize them as scholars and leaders; recognition by those around you who have been selected as the very top men and women at Truman State University; recognition by leaders throughout the world; and the opportunity to continue lifetime service to your college with fellow OΔK members and alumni. Also, our circle holds roundtable meetings with the president of the university once a month, in order to discuss about the various issues concerning the student community at Truman. This presents a unique opportunity for our members to interact with the university’s president.

How much does it cost to become a member?

The fee for lifetime membership into Omicron Delta Kappa is $113. The fee at our circle is $11 per semester. We include this additional fee to cover the cost of programs and events hosted by our circle.

How do I become a member?

Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is as much an obligation and responsibility in leadership as it is a mark of highest distinction and honor.  Membership is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students; to graduate students; to faculty, staff, administration and alumni; and to persons qualifying for membership “honoris causa.”

Student membership candidates must rank in the upper 35 percent in scholarship of their class and must show leadership in at least one of five phases of campus life:

  1. Scholarship
  2. Athletics
  3. Campus or Community Service, Social and Religious Activities and Campus Government;
  4. Journalism, Speech, and the mass media
  5. Creative and Performing Arts

An individual achieving distinction in his or her profession or rendering outstanding service through leadership may be elected to honorary membership (honoris causa).