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ODK Moves into New Lexington Headquarters

Almost 95 years after it was founded on the Washington and Lee University campus in December 1914, the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is back home in Lexington.

On Friday, July 30, the moving vans unloaded at ODK’s new home, the historic Lexington train station, which is at 224 McLaughlin Street.

The move from Lexington, Ky., where ODK has been headquartered on the campus of Transylvania University, marks the first time in its history that the organization has had a facility of its own. ODK has purchased the train station from Washington and Lee, which obtained it in 1971 and has used it most recently as home for its Facilities Management division.

With chapters (known as “circles”) on more than 320 colleges campuses nationwide, ODK membership is generally regarded as one of the highest collegiate honors that can be awarded to an individual.

ODK’s return to Washington and Lee comes as the organization is beginning to look toward celebrating its centennial in 2014.