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Student & Alumni Achievements

Georgia Southern Student Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

Ms. Gauri Shevatekar, DrPH student at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health has been inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society was founded on December 3, 1914 at the Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 students and faculty leaders. It was the first college honor society of national scope to recognize and honor meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship.

Currently, ODK has 292 active circles across colleges and universities within USA. In last 100 years, ODK has initiated more than 300,000 members. The membership is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students, graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni and honorary memberships (honoris causa) are offered to qualifying members who achieve professional distinction or render outstanding service through leadership.

The basic unit of ODK is the collegiate Circle. The Georgia Southern Circle of ODK was established in the year 1999. The students who are among top 35 percent of the class (based on the cumulative GPA) are invited to apply for membership via email, the applications are evaluated on the basis of the 5 phases of campus life which include scholarship, athletics, campus or community service, social and religious activities, campus government, journalism, speech and mass media, and creative and performing arts. Students who qualify for membership are officially invited (via email) to join ODK. The membership in ODK is a mark of highest distinction and honor.

The Georgia Southern Circle initiates new members in Fall only. The induction ceremony for this year took place on October 18. Twenty-nine new members were inducted for the college year 2015-2016. Please see the attached pics of the induction ceremony.

For more information, please see the ODK website: