ODK was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of campus citizenship. This organization recognizes achievement in the following areas: scholarship; athletics; campus/ community service, social/religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; creative and performing arts.
The first ever group of new ODK members were initiated in May 2007, beginning a new tradition at UB.
ODK will transform the lives and careers of UB scholars through the seamless intertwining of leadership and service.
The ODK circle at UB will exemplify the values of leadership, service, and scholarship by connecting students to meaningful and rewarding experiences and developing lasting traditions.