Welcome to the ECU Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa!!!

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is the first collegiate honor society of a national scope to give recognition for leadership. Since its founding, over 300,000 individuals from over 300 college and university campuses across the United States have been recognized for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities. As a perspective member, you have an opportunity to be recognized for your leadership achievements in one of the recognized 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

Membership in ODK 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 of their school or college and must show leadership in at least one of the five phases of campus life. 

The ECU Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa was founded in 1990. Since it's founding, the East Carolina University Circle has continued to grow, with more than 600 students, faculty, and staff initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa. In 1994, the ECU Circle began accepting alumni members. In 2012, the East Carolina University Circle celebrated its 22nd anniversary. Membership into ECU's Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa is one of the highest honors an East Carolina student can receive. Invitation into the Circle is a recognition of leadership, commitment to community, outstanding scholarship, and exemplary character. For membership, one must be nominated, meet the overall GPA requirement, complete an application process, and interview.

For more information, please email us at ODK@ecu.edu.