If you believe that you have demonstrated achievement across the five categories, we strongly urge you to apply for membership. Achievement in all five areas referenced above is not required in order to apply. Please note that you will only be evaluated for post-high school accomplishments (this includes military service). Be sure to include dates with each accomplishment. The selection committee will review each application and notify candidates of their status in April.
Examples of what to include on the application for each category is as follows:
Scholarship (Presidential Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Departmental Academic Honors/Societies, Dean's List, number of semesters, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant)
Athletics (Varsity sports, Varsity captains, Team Awards, Intramural Directors/Captains, All American Designation, Club Sports)
Campus/ Community Service, Social/Religious Activities, and Campus Government (Resident Assistant/Residential Life Staff, Members of Campus Organizations, Presidents/Founders of Campus Organizations, Student Association E-Board Member, Student Judiciary Board Member, Five Quad Member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Community EMS Member, Greek officer, Greek members)
Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media (WCDB General Manager, ASP contributor, Photo Service Director, WCDB Radio Member, ATV Member)
Creative and Performing Arts (Angelic Voices of Praise Member, Orchestra or Band Member, Earth Tones, Serendipity, University Choir Pep Band Member, Knemesis, Performers in theatrical productions)
If you are selected, there is a one-time membership fee of $80, which must be submitted before you are inducted. This fee helps support ODK® on our campus and national level. The induction ceremony is tentatively scheduled for the end of Homecoming Weekend in Fall 2013. Families and friends are welcome to attend and witness your initiation to the University at Albany’s Chapter of ODK®.
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Beth Conrad, UAlbany’s ODK® Faculty Secretary, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, if you wish to learn more about Omicron Delta Kappa, please visit the National website at www.odk.org.
Applications for Omicron Delta Kappa will be available in spring 2014.