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Leadership honor society earns national recognition


ODK members

DENTON – Texas Woman’s University’s Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society has earned a Superior Circle Award from the national ODK organization.

Founded in 1914, ODK is the oldest national honor society for leadership in the United States. With the creation of this circle, TWU joined the leadership honor society ranks with Johns Hopkins University, Emory University, Auburn University, Tulane University and Vanderbilt University. Fewer than 13 percent of ODK chapters nationwide earned the Superior Circle recognition.

TWU’s ODK circle, which was established in spring 2013, earned this recognition for its leadership efforts in its first year of activities. The TWU organization also received a Maurice A. Clay Leadership Grant for the success of its Heart Walk project, which raised more than $2,300 for research on heart disease and stroke. Fewer than 6 percent of ODK chapters received a Clay grant.

TWU’s Leadership Institute and ODK members recruited 134 TWU students for its Heart Walk project, coordinating participants from G-Force, Peer Advocacy for Student Health, the Golden Key Honor Society, the Athenian Honor Society and Terry Scholars. Funds were raised through personal donations, a bake sale and a Hearty Breakfast event.

TWU’s ODK circle plans to lead the campus in the 2015 Denton Heart Walk and other leadership activities. For more information, visit

Written by Elizabeth Gustwick

Marketing Associate
TWU Office of Marketing and Communication

page updated 5/9/2016 4:57 PM