Each circle has the opportunity to send one official O∆K delegate to the convention at a discounted rate and represent the circle’s interest in the plenary sessions. Delegates conduct official O∆K business including national officer and board member elections, voting on proposed constitutional and bylaws amendments, hosting an initiation ceremony, and passing resolutions. Check out or candidates and statements and bios here.
These 45-minute workshops provide perspective, experience, and ideas on leading your circle. Discuss how to run a signature event, learn about recruitment strategies, or gain insight into leadership styles and skills.
We bring the poster board, you bring the accomplishments. The Circle Showcase is an exhibition of specific circle’s programs, events, and projects. Proud of your circle? Tell us about it!
Open Spaces Discussion
Open Spaces allows attendees to discuss their most inspiring, concerning, or exciting topics concerning O∆K. We take a step back and let you take center stage. Attendees volunteer to lead a discussion on their most burning question or important idea—from how to engage sophomores, to inducting outstanding members, to reaching out to faculty members. Other attendees join the discussion of their choice. The only rules? Be passionate and speak honestly.
Since our founding in 1914, Omicron Delta Kappa has been committed to service. We partner with nonprofits and charities in greater Grand Rapids to serve the community. More information, including specific projects, to follow.
The presidential panel focuses on the role of colleges and universities in developing 21st century leaders. Dr. Ann Marie Klotz, dean of campus life at the New York Institute of Technology and an expert on the collegiate presidency, will moderate the discussion.
Faculty Officer Pre-Conference Workshop
This hands-on session with Nancy Hunter Denney starting at noon (lunch included) on Thursday, June 16 will offer strategies and techniques for “reaching and teaching” today’s student. Learning outcomes of this workshop include knowledge of advisement through coaching techniques and awareness of a new generation of college student called GenZ.
Omicron Delta Kappa is special because of the involvement of faculty officers with the collegiate members in the life of each circle. Faculty officers will be celebrated at a special reception in their honor prior to the awards dinner on Friday, June 17.
In addition to participating in the convention workshops, faculty officers who want to network with each other are invited to attend a special session just for those who advise the circles on the morning of Saturday, June 18. Faculty officers will also have a chance to preview several new online resources during this session.
OΔK Awards Dinner and Dancing
Join us in celebrating O∆K and member successes. We will announce the 2016 O∆K Foundation Scholarship recipients, recognize the National Leader of the Year honorees, and applaud other outstanding students and faculty officers. Then, dance the night away in the Grand River Ballroom on the campus of Grand Valley State University. The fee for this event is included in the convention registration. Tickets for guests are $35 per person.
OΔK 5K and Fun Run
Enjoy a 3.2 mile (5k) run through the beautiful campus of Hope College. There is an additional registration fee of $15 per person for this event.
Night on the Town
Our theme night celebrates OΔK circles at the Grand Rapids Art Museum followed by an evening out in downtown Grand Rapids. The cost of this evening is included in the registration fee. Tickets for additional guests are $35 per person.