Omicron Delta Kappa Induction Ceremony

Nov 05
University of Richmond, Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room (1st Floor)

Please allow this to serve as your invitation to the Fall 2021 University of Richmond Epsilon Circle Omicron Delta Kappa Induction Ceremony on Friday, November 5th from 2-3 p.m. in Tyler Haynes Commons' Alice Haynes room. The Tyler Haynes Commons is located at 270 Richmond Way. Visitors are encouraged to register for a parking pass by completing and submitting the form available at this link, at least 3 days prior to this event. Here is a link to the Ceremony program (speaker and inductee bios will be added to the program over the next month).

In addition to our 50 undergraduate new member candidates, inductees will include several of the University of Richmond’s COVID-19: Planning and Response superheroes: Dr. Eugene Wu, Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry, Biology Department, Shannon Sinclair, Vice President & General Council, and Patrick Benner, Director, Residence Life & Housing, each of whom have and continue to go above and beyond to help lead the University through this challenging time.

We are also excited to announce that Cole and Charisma Sydnor have accepted our invitation to provide remarks on leadership at this ceremony as well as be inducted as an alumnus and honoris causa, respectively. Since the start of their relationship, they have received a lot of questions about how they make things work as not only an interracial couple, but an interabled one, as well. There's certainly differences, and despite them they have a great time, all the time! Cole and Charisma started this vlog to bring people into their lives, their relationship, to answer some questions about how they navigate the world with some of the behind-the-scenes stuff people typically don't see, and hopefully raise awareness surrounding accessibility and dating in a wheelchair. You'll quickly see in their episodes that they are all about positivity, inclusion, and keeping a great attitude no matter your circumstances.

We hope you can join us for the Ceremony!