The spirit at James Madison University is very special. This special spirit is the unique closeness that binds Madison community members with one another. Since former President Linwood H. Rose introduced the university theme "all together one", it has been used by numerous JMU students and groups to express and shape their ideas and goals.


We invite you to nominate faculty, staff, students – any member of the JMU community is eligible to nominate or be nominated for the Spring 2024 All Together One awards.

Student members of Omicron Delta Kappa serve as the Selection Committee. There is no form to use. Please feel free to address any suggested topic or topics in No. 1 – 6 below and your own reasons for nominating your JMU Community member, in narrative form. Send your nomination to

  1. building community
  2. inspiring others
  3. a caring attitude
  4. a dedication to learning
  5. a commitment to working together (collaboration)
  6. unique contributions of the nominee

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: Friday, February 16th, 2024 by 12:00pm noon, sent by email attachment to


Presented in a community gathering ceremony on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 12:00 noon by the Omicron Delta Kappa Madison Circle of James Madison University on the Warner Commons, All Together One Circle, weather permitting (inclement weather location The Union Ballroom). Winners will be announced several days in advance of the ceremony. The entire JMU Community is invited to attend. Former winners of the award in attendance, are recognized.


The all together one community gathering was created in 2000 by members of the JMU Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. Each spring, student members host this special event inviting students/faculty/and staff members of the JMU Community to nominate members of the community who exemplify this special spirit of all together one. Awards consist of a tapping ceremony, a pin, a stone placed in the All Together One Circle, and an inspirational story read about each new award recipient. All are invited.

The students of Omicron Delta Kappa, believe that students develop best when they are engaged as members of the community. They host this celebration to engage in the community, to discover people they will thank – those who make JMU a community worth belonging to and celebrating. From relating the stories about JMU people who embody the all together one spirit, ODK believes that the essence of the theme all together one makes a powerful impact on JMU.



Contact Vivian Zangari, ODK Advisor




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