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    Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)

    Since 2008 Hamline University has been proud to have an Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Circle on its campus. ODK is the National Leadership Honor Society in the United States and the society recognizes Junior and Senior students who have excelled in academics while being leaders of organizations, teams and programs on college campuses. ODK places emphasis upon the development of the whole person, both as a present member of his/her college community and as a prospective contributor to a better society.

    At Hamline University, ODK was formed from the Brooks-Osnes Leadership Honorary Society founded in 2004 at the 150th Anniversary of Hamline University.

    The motives which guided the founders of ODK sprang from a desire to bring together in one body, for the general good of the institution, all leaders in the various phases of college activities. They were convinced that such an honor society, properly conducted, would offer maximum opportunities and experiences for the campus. It would also serve as a cooperative effort for more effective leadership and service in the purposes, interests, and needs of the institution, and for the maintenance and improvement of the unity and democracy of learning and citizenship responsibilities.

    At Hamline University, the same motives of leadership and the betterment of society were instrumental in the founding of the Brooks-Osnes Society and then ODK. The Dean of Students Office serves in an advisory capacity for ODK and the Dean serves as Faculty Secretary. Each year an average of 30 new student members and 10 new faculty and staff are inducted into the Hamline circle.

    Omicron Delta Kappa Charter Circle - Member History (2014 - 2008)
    Brooks-Osnes Leadership Honor Society - Member History (2004-2007)
    Hamline's Circle at the Omicron Delta Kappa National Office  

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