This Society, formed in 1914, was established to promote and recognize scholarship and character among students of dentistry, is named Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Inc.

This Society is organized as a non-profit corporation (501c6) and none of its net income inures to the financial benefit of any individual or individuals.

The Corporation shall have two classes of members:

  1. The Supreme Chapter, representative of all the component chapters; and

  2. Component Chapters, organized by faculties of dental schools in the United States and Canada.

The officers of the Supreme Chapter shall consist of a President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Editor and shall be collectively referred to as the Board of Directors and shall be vested with the general powers necessary to manage the business and affairs of the corporation.

The Board of Directors of the Supreme Chapter has the responsibility of making decisions on matters not otherwise provided for in the Bylaws, and which may require action before the next annual meeting of the Supreme Chapter.

Such matters are usually brought to the attention of the Board of Directors by the Secretary of the Supreme Chapter who may have received them from a source such as a Component Chapter, or they may originate within the Board itself. When the Board has arrived at a decision on the matter, the Secretary-Treasurer abides by it and proceeds to act accordingly.

The Board holds one or more meetings prior to the Supreme Chapter meeting to consider such matters not previously dealt with and which should be brought to the attention of the Delegates for their consideration.

All business handled by the Board of Directors, both during the aforementioned interval and prior to the Supreme Chapter meeting, is presented to the Delegates in the form of an official Board report.

Regular routine business during the year is handled by the Secretary-Treasurer who routinely presents a report of his activities during the previous year at the Supreme Chapter meeting.