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Omicron Delta Kappa records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 276
The Omicron Delta Kappa records, 1957-1976 and undated, includes booklets, meeting minutes, chapter and national correspondence, newspaper clippings, bulletins, and membership criteria.

Dates

  • 1957-1976 and undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Extent

0.4 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Overview

The Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society was founded at Washington and Lee University in 1914. The Augustana College chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, referred to as the Augustana “circle” by the society, was established in 1962 by eleven students and six faculty members. The Omicron Delta Kappa records, 1957-1976 and undated, includes booklets, meeting minutes, chapter and national correspondence, newspaper clippings, bulletins, and membership criteria.

Historical Note

The Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society was founded at Washington and Lee University in 1914. The Augustana College chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, referred to as the Augustana “circle” by the society, was established in 1962 by eleven students and six faculty members. Augustana’s circle of Omicron Delta Kappa was built from the foundation of Verdandi, the local honor society for men founded at Augustana College in 1960. From its founding, Verdandi was patterned off of Omicron Delta Kappa with the intention of one day establishing a local chapter of the national society. Augustana’s circle of Omicron Delta Kappa remains active on campus today, with no more than three percent of students elected to this highly selective group. Potential new members are “tapped” for membership at the end of their junior year based on achievements in scholarship, in addition to achievements in athletics, community service, social activities, or performing arts.

Arrangement

Materials arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Norman Moline, July 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Ariana Solis, March 2017.
Title
Omicron Delta Kappa records, 1957-1976 and undated.
Status
in_progress
Author
Ariana Solis
Date
March 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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