Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon

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Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is the International Honor Society in Economics.

Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies.  The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist, and sponsoring of panels at  professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions. Currently, ODE has 690 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates.

To qualify for membership:

  1. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and an interest in economics.
  2. Students do not have to be economics majors, but they must have completed at least 12 units in economics courses with a “B” average or better.
  3. There is an initiation fee of $40 which entitles the student to a membership scroll and a one-year subscription to The American Economist, the journal put out by ODE.
  4. Information and applications for membership are available in the Economics department office or visit