Leadership Honor Societies

There are several honor societies at Florida Atlantic University that recognize superior academic performance, as well as leadership accomplishment.

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society
Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 student and faculty leaders. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness.  OΔK® 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 general campus citizenship. Since its founding, Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated over 300,000 members.


Golden Key International Honour Society
As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity. Golden Key strives to unlock the potential of its members by upholding standards of excellence on-campus and beyond. Elevated by our three pillars- Academics, Leadership, and Service- Golden Key sets the standards for achievement in these areas. Combining integrity and collaboration in all that we do, we support and award our members' drive to learn, lead, and help others.


National Residence Hall Honorary
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premiere honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing.  It ensures the advancement of member chapters through resource sharing, programming, and leadership development opportunities to contribute and support the vision of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated.


Fraternal Values Society
The Fraternal Values Society was founded to illuminate the central values that guided the historical founding of general fraternities and sororities, and to incorporate these values into the contemporary fraternity and sorority experience. The Society asks members to personalize these fraternal ideals in their daily lifelong membership experience.  We address this mission through creating opportunities for ongoing values-based dialogue and discourse. Increasing awareness and personal reflection about fraternal values through program, resources and support materials. Empowering individuals to live their lives according to the fraternal rituals, assisting individuals and organizations who struggle to reach these standards, and confronting individuals and organizations who fail to uphold these values. Furthermore publicly recognizing individuals and organizations that exemplify their organizational values.


Order of Omega
Order of Omega was founded at the University of Miami in 1959 by a group of outstanding fraternity men, who felt that individuals in the Greek community should be recognized for their service to the fraternity system and the University. Order of Omega was founded to recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in inter fraternity activities, to encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment.


SALUTE National Veteran Honor Society
Establishment of this veterans' honor society was funded by the ACE/Wal-Mart Success for Veterans Grant awarded to Colorado State University in 2009.  SALUTE is the first national honor society established for student veterans and military in 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education.  One unique element of our honor society includes the 4 tier system which is designed to encourage student veterans to strive to improve their GPAs and advance to higher tier levels in the honor society during their academic careers.  


For more information about any of these leadership honor societies, please contact Leadership Education & Development at leadership@fau.edu or stop by room 218 of the Student Union.

 Last Modified 12/12/14