The United States Grand Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis was chartered in 1996 ev. It was the first national Grand Lodge to be chartered separately; before then, international headquarters and the U.S. governing bodies operated as a single entity. U.S.G.L. is the most populous and active branch of O.T.O., with many local bodies located throughout the country.
The term “U.S. Grand Lodge” can refer either to the aggregate of all members in the United States, or specifically to the national governing officers and bodies. The national government of U.S.G.L. has no separate facilities; its work is conducted through remote communication, at local bodies, or in other facilities as needed.
Planning and evaluation are critical to the continued development of O.T.O. in the United States. To this end, U.S.G.L. periodically establishes strategic plans, and publishes annual reports to document our progress toward achieving those plans. These, along with our guiding mission and value statements, can be found on our Mission & Planning page.
U.S. Grand Lodge is incorporated in the U.S. as “Ordo Templi Orientis USA”, a non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As a result, donations to U.S.G.L. may be tax-exempt.