student organizations

Kappa Alpha Psi, Eta Omega Chapter

The Eta Omega Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was chartered in 1975 at Old Dominion University (ODU), making it the first African American fraternity on campus. Resources Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at ODU Timeline, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Exhibit, 2016-present. Fraternities and Sororities at ODU. References Bookman, Steven and Jessica Ritchie. Old Dominion University:… read more »

Delta Sigma Theta, Lambda Eta Chapter

The Lambda Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta was established in 1974 as the first African American sorority at Old Dominion University (ODU). The chapter was suspended in 2012 and returned to good standing in January 2020. Resources Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at ODU Timeline, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Exhibit, 2016-present. References Bookman, Steven… read more »

Gadfly

The Gadfly was a student literary magazine at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1962 to 1972. History Founded in 1962 by Eric Browne and other students, the Gadfly featured poetry, artwork, satire, photography, and essays in the quarterly magazine. With English professor Leland Peterson as its adviser, the Gadfly pushed the envelope on topics related… read more »

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a student activist organization at Old Dominion College in the 1960s and early 1970s. History Established by Kurt and Barbara Gayle in 1966, the Old Dominion chapter of SDS focused on local and campus issues rather than a national agenda, with the exception of the Vietnam War…. read more »

WODU

WODU is the student-run radio station at Old Dominion University (ODU). The non-profit station runs 24 hours a day, as well as streaming online, and includes both radio programming and television production. The organization also provides on-site training in all areas of media production. History The Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary… read more »

Imps

The Imps was a local fraternity at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary from 1930 until the early 1960s. Most of the social organizations at the Norfolk Division did not have any affiliations with national Greek organizations. Resources ODU Photographic Collection, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections, Old Dominion University Libraries…. read more »

Dominion Rock

Dominion Rock lies diagonally across from Webb University Center on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The rock is painted periodically by students in various colors, designs and messages. It has become one of ODU’s newest traditions. History Christopher Ndiritu, class of 2016 and president of the Student Government Association (SGA), came up with the idea of… read more »

Gay and Lesbian Student Union (GLSU)

The Gay and Lesbian Student Union (GLSU) was a student organization at Old Dominion University (ODU) dedicated to raise awareness for the gay and lesbian communities on campus. History The Gay Alliance, an organization founded in 1977,  was the first organization at ODU dedicated to raising awareness of LGBTQ issues but was not an official student… read more »

Webb University Center

Webb University Center is the main community center at Old Dominion University (ODU). Known familiarly as “The Webb,” the building was named in honor of Lewis W. Webb, Jr., the first president of Old Dominion. The center also houses offices for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services, Auxiliary Services, Office of Intercultural Relations, Women’s Center, student organizations, dining options,… read more »

Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity

The Iota Zeta Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Old Dominion University (ODU) was established in 1965 as a colony and was confirmed as a chapter the following year. History Delta Omega Phi was established at the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in 1937 and was the precursor to the Pi Kappa Alpha… read more »

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