Omicron Delta Kappa

O∆K is a 100-year old national leadership honor society that has initiated more than 300,000 members since its founding. Western Colorado University’s Omicron Delta Kappa chapter started in November 2016 and we are now seeking to bring in new leaders from all over Western’s campus to join our circle.

We hope to acknowledge the students who have proven to be highly involved students making an impact on campus. Bringing students together to share brain space and ideas about their Western point of view with not only themselves but with professors, faculty, staff and guest speakers from Western and beyond.



Omicron Delta Kappa's purpose is "threefold:"

First, "to recognize those who have attained a high standard of efficiency in collegiate activities and to inspire others to strive for conspicuous attainments along similar lines;

Second, to bring together the most representative students in all phases of collegiate life and thus to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest;

Third, to bring together members of the faculty and student body of the institution, as well as other Omicron Delta Kappa members, on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness."

-- via the OΔK National Website



Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is as much an obligation and responsibility in leadership as it is a mark of highest distinction and honor. Membership is awarded to junior and senior students. Student membership candidates must rank in the upper 35 percent of their class. You must also show significant leadership in at least two of the five phases of campus life:

  1. Scholarship
  2. Athletics
  3. Campus or Community Service, Social and Religious Activities, and Campus Government
  4. Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media
  5. Creative and Performing Arts

OΔK has more than 285 active circles at colleges and universities across the United States. OΔK remains committed to developing campus leaders who will become tomorrow’s community leaders. To find out more go to



Group photo of the newly inducted Omicron Delta Kappa members

Inductees of 2019

Ariston Awitan, Dana Potts, Dylan Jacob, Dylan Jessen, Emily Eads, Emily Hopson, Gabriella Garcia, Gillian Steininger, James McDermond, Joel Brown, J.R Meek, Meaghan Forbes, Melissa Leckemby, Natalie Waters, Olivia Murphy Welconish, Rachel Burduroglu, Ryan Barnhouse, Jonathan Stubblefield, Cody Washka


2018-2019 ODK Inductees

Inductees of 2018

Kirsta Chavez, Brady Subart, Erik Hillman, Logan Ramsey, Avery Forsythe, Spencer Vroegop, ​Andrew Huntsberry, Katherine Hebda, Jacob Raber, Emma Mantooth, Diego Sanchez, Amanda Kill, Ryan Taylor, Hannah Hart, Caitlin Berns, Kyra Long


Inductees of 2017

Inductees of 2017

Christopher Gooderham, Delaney Adrian, Elizabeth Cruz, Elyza Montano, Jay Ytell, Jeremy Burkett, Kaia Ball, Katelyn Novak, Kevin Fox, Maui Lee, Morgan Milmore, Rebekah Knapp, Shelby Deutsch, Zoe Henderson


First ODK members

Inductees of 2016

Alejandro Alejandra, Hannah Braden, Sara Coblentz, Scott Doyle, Isabel Engeman, Bryan Gray, Alma Johnson, Courtney Kauffman, Kelly Limberg, ​Chelsea Meininger, ​Chevy Mohr, Hannah Montoya, Peter Noon, Emma Sellen, Brenda Suarez