Fall 2015 ODK Application Process 


ODK Candles

Dear Applicant:

Thanks for your interest in applying for membership in the SUNY Plattsburgh Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Circle. This year’s ODK member selection process has an on-line application. Please follow the link below and fill out the application as completely as possible making sure to select “SUNY Plattsburgh” in the drop down box to identify the College/University Name that you attend.

Applications are evaluated on a point system. Points are assigned based upon a student’s level of involvement and the length of time of each experience. ODK recognizes involvement in the following phases of collegiate life: Scholarship; Athletics; Social, Service, Religious Activities, Campus and Student Governance; Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media; and Creative and Performing Arts. To obtain membership in the SUNY Plattsburgh Circle, an applicant must receive a minimum of 6 “major points” and a minimum of 17 total points for Juniors and Seniors/20 total points for Graduate Students. To see examples of how points are assigned, please download the “Points” document below.

If you wish to be considered for membership, the application needs to be completed by NOON, Friday, October 2nd, 2015. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need clarification or have a question. I look forward to reviewing your application.

Michael Cashman
Faculty Secretary


  • To be eligible for consideration for membership into Omicron Delta Kappa, a student must:
    1. be a full-time student at SUNY Plattsburgh;
    2. be a student of Junior or Senior standing or, if a graduate student, have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at Plattsburgh;
    3. have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) that places the nominee in the top 35% of his or her class (approximately a "B" average if an undergraduate, or at least a 3.50 if a graduate student);
    4. be of exemplary character;
    5. have achieved a record of responsible and conspicuous leadership and service in campus/community life; and
    6. if a transfer, have completed 2 full time semesters here.
  • We will notify those who have been chosen as new members on Tuesday, October 20th via email.
  • Students who accept the invitation to membership will need to pay an initiation fee of $90 by October 23rd.  We will be able to accept check or cash.
  • The Fall Initiation Ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14th at Krinovitz in Hawkins Hall.
  • The ODK Point Sheet can be downloaded by clicking here.

>> Links & Downloads

Application Instructions Handout
ODK Points Sheet

Apply now to begin the application process.



Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Omicron Delta Kappa Application process at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Michael Cashman, Faculty Secretary, Omicron Delta Kappa
Office: Center for Student Involvement, 110 ACC
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Phone: (518) 564-4830
E-mail: michael.cashman@plattsburgh.edu