Rutgers University–Camden Receives Charter for National Honor Society

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Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society, has approved a charter that will allow Rutgers University–Camden students to participate in this national organization that honors superior leadership and exemplary character.

“We are pleased to welcome Rutgers University–Camden into our society,” says Matthew Clifford, national president of Omicron Delta Kappa. “Students will now be recognized for their leadership involvement and be eligible to participate in the society’s national opportunities including scholarships, campus grants, and leadership development programs.”

Members of Rutgers University–Camden’s charter group, named “The Scarlet Circle,” will include approximately 25 inductees selected from faculty members and student leaders who will be recognized as founding members of the circle.

“Through our Leadership Institute and our Business Leader Development Program, Rutgers–Camden is committed to providing the critical skills that help our students to succeed as the next generation of leaders for New Jersey and our nation,” says Kriste Lindenmeyer, dean of the Rutgers–Camden College of Arts and Sciences. “Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is another indication of the efficacy of our Leadership Institute.”

The Leadership Institute at Rutgers University–Camden delivers the guidance and strong connections that help students to participate in experiential learning opportunities such as internships, digitally enhanced courses, and learning beyond the classroom. Participation in the many leadership skill building workshops and activities offered in The Leadership Institute encourages and prepares students to undertake many different leadership roles on campus, as well as developing their own leadership style for their career.

Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. on Dec. 3, 1914. A group of 15 students and faculty members established the society to recognize and encourage leadership at the collegiate level. The founders established the O?K Idea—the concept that individuals representing all phases of collegiate life should collaborate with faculty and others to support the campus and community. O?K’s mission is to honor and develop leaders; encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and promote O?K’s ideals of scholarship, service, integrity, character, and fellowship on college and university campuses throughout North America. The headquarters are located in Lexington, Va.

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