Local History of Alpha Eta Circle

The Alpha Eta Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa was founded on May 28th, 1930 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The petition was brought forth by Dean Skiles and Professor Narmore with twelve students as chartering members. Nearly immediately the circle began to attract the preeminent student leaders of the day into a single organization and make valuable contributions to Georgia Tech. In these early years the Circle hosted spring football games, raised money and built a banquet hall attached to Brittian dining hall, and assisted the creation of other student organizations.

A Continuing Legacy

In its over 80 years at Georgia Tech, the Alpha Eta Circle has had dozens of notable members such as Ivan Allen, Jr, Dr. Gilbert Boggs, Herman Fulmer, William Perry, and Henry McCamish. In more recent years the circle has begun hosting leadership seminars for campus and recognizing students who excel in both their service to Tech and the 5 phases of student life. The Georgia Tech Circle has been recognized nationally as a strong circle of Omicron Delta Kappa and often contributes its members to the National governance.

Omicron Delta Kappa has had a rich history at Georgia Tech and has been entwined with the development of the student experience.  The Alpha Eta circle continues to be highly active on campus recognizing students who measure up to the high standards of the country’s national leadership honor society. The ODK Circle at Georgia Tech will no doubt continue to be a pillar of leadership and progress on campus and looks forward to continuing its tradition of service to the school.