Overview of the Collection
Special Collections & Archives
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Reference Code: USGZE AS569
Accession Number: 06-133, 16-012, 22-018
Collection Number: Archives Series 569
Creators: Omicron Delta Kappa. University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Circle
Title: Omicron Delta Kappa. University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Circle Records
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet (2 archives boxes)
Location of Collections: B11/3a (Boxes 1–2)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Records of a leadership honor society on the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire campus.
Originally founded in 1972 as the Alpha Lambda Omicron Society, the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society was chartered in 1974. The organization has several goals: to honor student achievement in academics and campus leadership, to encourage other students to strive for similar achievement, to bring faculty and students together, and to inform the opinions of the campus community on local and university issues. There are five criteria for membership: exemplary character, excellence in scholarship, leadership and service on campus or in the community, genuine fellowship, and dedication to democratic ideals.
The records include membership lists, group photographs, brochures about the national organization, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and documentation of local and national Omicron Delta Kappa activities. Also included is a National Leadership Summit and Convention 2012 pin; 30th Anniversary (2004) and Circle of Distinction (2012) certificates; and a light teal, black, and white banner. Early records include information about the transition of the organization from an all male to a co-educational organization.
AS 373: Mortar Board Gold Caps Chapter (University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire) minutes and lists, 1969–2005
AS 344: University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Honors Week Records, 1949–2015 (Omicron Delta Kappa Records: Box 1, Folder 18)
Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by the Office of the Dean of Students prior to March 2006. Additions transferred in October 2015. Items added May 2022.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in June 2006. Additions processed by Julie Hatfield in May 2022.
Arrangement: Flat arrangement; organized chronologically.
OCLC #: 179560848
Omicron Delta Kappa. University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Circle
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire—Societies, etc.
Subject Terms: Academic achievement—Wisconsin–Eau Claire—Societies, etc.
Genre Terms: Organization files
Detailed List of Contents
Secretary Binder (includes constitution of Mortar Board)
Initiation Member Signatures
National Leadership Summit and Convention 2012 pin, 30th Anniversary (2004) and Circle of Distinction (2012) certificates, brochures, meeting info.
Banner: 44 x 34 inches, light teal base with circle design in the middle (black, teal, and white circles with OΔK embroidered in teal in the middle)