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The National Leadership Honor Society Omicron Delta Kappa (O∆K) was founded by student and faculty leaders at Washington and Lee University in 1914. 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 a worthwhile endeavor, and that outstanding students, faculty and administration members should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness.

O∆K recognizes leadership in five areas: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, and the mass media; and the creative and performing arts. Omicron Delta Kappa was founded in 1914 and recognizes exemplary achievements in academics and leadership. O∆K has members at over 300 campuses nationwide and membership is an honor.

The Hope Circle of O∆K is making a transition from the format of an organization that holds bi-weekly meetings to conduct business to a leadership society that gathers once a month to participate in an established leadership program. As a member of the Hope Circle of O∆K you would participate in society gatherings that encourage members to grow through learning from each other, learning from professionals, and providing service to the Hope community. These objectives are accomplished through student discussion panels, speakers, and the O∆K mentoring program. The mentoring program is designed to recognize and cultivate underclassmen leaders. Each active O∆K member is paired with an underclassmen in a mentoring relationship. Additionally O∆K members have the opportunity to serve on the committees that plan and organize the student panels, speakers, and mentoring program, as well as run for Executive Board positions.