Membership Information

We are presently offering two types of memberships for ODgoL. Please read through the description of both before deciding which membership you would like to apply for.

Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee membership into the Old Dominion girls of Leather Club. We follow a recruitment process that is similar to the collegiate sororal process. Your application will be evaluated by members of ODgoL, and pledge bids will be handed out to selected prospects on pledge day.

Update: Some of our events are now available via conference call. This is a way to make our requirements easy to fulfill!

Eligibility:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must be a member in good standing with the Old Dominion girls of Leather and the Leather community.

  • Must not have had their membership revoked or were declined membership in the last twelve (12) months prior to applying for membership with ODgoL. (Reviewed on a case by case basis.)

  • Must have satisfactorily completed six (6) month pledge period.

Full Membership requirements must be completed to maintain Full Member status. You must complete the following every membership year:

  • Pay yearly membership dues ($30).

  • Attend at least 50% of ODgoL events.

  • Attend (or facilitate) at least (2) ODgoL hosted educational events per year.

  • Attend at least three (3) community/social advocacy volunteer opportunities per year.

As a Full member of Old Dominion girls of Leather, you will receive:

  • ODgoL back patch

  • Voting rights

  • Ability to run for and hold executive office positions.

Associate Membership Requirements
Membership Information

We are presently offering two types of memberships for ODgoL. Please read through the description of both before deciding which membership you would like to apply for.

Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee membership into the Old Dominion girls of Leather Club. We follow a recruitment process that is similar to the collegiate sororal process. Your application will be evaluated by members of ODgoL, and pledge bids will be handed out to selected prospects on pledge day.

Update: To make requirements easier to fulfill for those out of state, all of our business meetings, and some of our educationals are held via conference or video call.

Full Membership Requirements

Note: Full membership is open to those who identify as a Leathergirl, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

NEligibility:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must be a member in good standing with the Old Dominion girls of Leather and the Leather community.

  • Must not have had their membership revoked or were declined membership in the last twelve (12) months prior to applying for membership with ODgoL. (Reviewed on a case by case basis.)

  • Must have satisfactorily completed the four (4) month pledge period.

Full Membership requirements must be completed to maintain Full Member status. You must complete the following every membership year:

  • Pay yearly membership dues ($30).

  • Attend at least 50% of ODgoL events. This includes online/phone meetings and bar nights.

  • Attend (or facilitate) at least (1) ODgoL hosted educational events per year.

  • Attend at least three (3) community/social advocacy volunteer opportunities per year.

As a Full member of Old Dominion girls of Leather, you will receive:

  • ODgoL back patch

  • Voting rights

  • Ability to run for and hold executive office positions.

Associate Membership Requirements

Note: Associate membership is open to all identities, genders, and both sides of the slash.

Applications are accepted year round.

 

 

Eligibility:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must be a member in good standing with the Old Dominion girls of Leather and the Leather community.

  • Must not have had their membership revoked or were declined membership in the last twelve (12) months prior to applying for membership with ODgoL. (Reviewed on a case by case basis.)

Associate Membership requirements must be completed to maintain Associate Member status. You must complete the following every membership year:

  • Pay yearly membership dues ($15).

  • Attend at least 25% of ODgoL business meetings.

  • Attend at least one (1) ODgoL hosted educational per year.

As an Associate member of Old Dominion girls of Leather, you will receive:

  • ODgoL associate member patch

NOTE: Those applying for Associate membership will be asked to interview with ODgoL Board and do not have to pledge in order to become members. However, a four month Promise Period is asked of each applicant before receiving a patch to show commitment to the Club.

 

To become Full members, Associates must complete Associate membership requirements for the year prior to applying for Full Membership. They must also complete the requirements outlined in the Pledge Handbook for the current year.

 

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