The Morehouse College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honor society, was chartered under the auspices of the Leadership Center in May 2001. Since then, 400 students, faculty and staff exhibiting superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character have become members of this national honor society. For the ODK Fall 2010 Induction Ceremony, 11 candidates were inducted. The culminating activity was the Senior Recognition Luncheon held in the spring 2011. In recognition of both their collective and individual accomplishments while matriculating at Morehouse, 12 seniors were presented with honor cords to wear at graduation.
ODK recognizes and encourages achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech, and the mass media; creative and performing arts. Qualifications for membership include exemplary character, responsible leadership and service in campus or community life, superior scholarship, genuine fellowship, and consecration to democratic ideals.
As part of the commitment to community service, there were two major projects. Jacques Pape, past president of ODK, organized the Alternative Spring Break – Haiti Relief trip to Haiti for 22 students and faculty during spring break 2011 where the group served as volunteers at the Ecole Bon Samaritan Orphanage Renovation Project. Members also participated in the Morehouse College Breast Cancer Walk. In September 2010, the interim executive director of the Center was appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council of Omicron Delta Kappa.
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