Omicron Delta Kappa - an honor society for Leadership & Academic Excellence
Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded in 1914 at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness.
The VMI Circle was granted a charter from the national society of ODK in 2003. The VMI group had been initially established as the Marshall Table in 1999.
Qualifications for membership:
The Circle is highly selective in its membership; invitations to apply are extended only to cadets in the top 10% academically in the First and Second Classes. A rigorous point system assesses qualifications of each cadet based on leadership and accomplishment in scholarship, Corps leadership, athletics, and service activities. Those who are selected for membership have achieved success at the highest levels in these areas. Circle members represent the best of expectations for the VMI cadet experience.
The VMI chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa is active. The chapter partakes in joint lectures and luncheons with Washington and Lee s ODK chapter and other public service initiatives.