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The Gorgas Odontological Honorary Society was organized in 1916 as an honorary student dental society with scholarship as a basis for admission. The society was named after Dr. Ferdinand J. S. Gorgas, a pioneer in dental education, a teacher of many years' experience, and a major contributor to dental literature. It was with the idea of perpetuating his name that the society chose its title.

To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the top one-third of the class, must have achieved and maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all combined courses, and must not have repeated for scholastic reasons any subject. Speakers prominent in the dental and medical fields are invited to address members at monthly meetings.

The Phi Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national honorary dental society, was chartered at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery during the 1928-1929 academic year. Students whose rank for the entire course of study is among the highest 20 percent of the class are eligible. This high honor is conferred upon those graduating seniors who, in addition to scholarship, have demonstrated exemplary character traits and potential for future professional growth and attainment.

President: Chris Gibson

Vice President: Jeff Gardyn

Secretary: Brianna Beckman

Treasurer: Jessica Lee

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Gary Hack