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Student Involvement

Student Leadership Development

Merrimack College’s Office of Student Involvement’s mission is to engage students in purposeful out of classroom experiences that enlighten students through social, cultural, spiritual, transitional, and interpersonal development.  And to empower them to live the mission of Merrimack College by promoting leadership, community building, awareness, scholarship, and service in their daily lives.

Student Involvement programs

Through this mission the Office of Student Involvement offers the following programs to students on campus:                                   

The Leadership Institute  is an eight week program that is designed to assist students with becoming more effective leaders in organizations on campus and in the classroom.  The Leadership Institute also develops students’personal growth and development through active participation in discussion, exercises, and workshops. 

The Leadership Institute runs once each semester (Fall and Spring).

Women’s Leadership Seminar
This year we will be celebrating our 16th annual Women’s Leadership Seminar.  Women student leaders on campus are nominated by faculty and staff to attend this prestigious afternoon seminar. This year’s Women’s Leadership Seminar is scheduled for March 2015. Stay tuned for more information.

Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honor Society)
Omicron Delta Kappa is a prestigious organization on campus that is recognized nationally.   The Society recognizes achievement in the following five areas:

  • Scholarship

  • Athletics

  • Campus/ Community Service, Social/Religious Activities, and Campus Government

  • Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media

  • Creative and Performing Arts

The Purpose of The Omicron Delta Kappa Society is Threefold:

First, to recognize those who have attained a high standard of efficiency in collegiate activities and to inspire others to strive for conspicuous attainments along similar lines;

Second, to bring together the most representative students in all phases of collegiate life and thus to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest;

Third, to bring together members of the faculty and student body of the institution, as well as other Omicron DeltaKappa members, on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness.

Merrimack College juniors and seniors must be nominated and apply to be accepted in our ODK circle.