About Omicron Delta Epsilon
The Objective of Omicron Delta Epsilon are:
- The recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics
- The estabishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics withi colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities
- The publication of its official journal, The American Economist
- The sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions
Omicron Delta Epsilon, one the world's largest academic honor societies, was created through the merger of two honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon. Omicron Delta Gamma (The Order of Artus) was founded in 1915 by John R. Commons, Univerisity of Wisconsin and Frand Taussig, Harvard University. Omicron Chi Epsilon was founded in 1955 by Alan A. Brown while he was a student at the City of College of New York.
Omicron Delta Epilson has over 560 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, and France.
Activities & Awards
Chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, and field trips to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring for students in economics.
The Frank W. Taussig Undergraduate Article Award pays $250 to the winner and $100 to the winner's ODE chapter and provides for publication in The American Economist.
Biennially, Omicron Delta Epsilon grants the John R. Commons Award to an outstanding individual who has provided service to both the economics profession and to Omicron Delta Epsilon.
The minimum requirements for admission for undergraduates are:
- Completion of 12 semester hours of economics courses; and
- Attainment of at least a "B" average in economics courses and an overall "B" average in all classes
- Students do not have to be economics majors, but must have a genuine interest in economics in addition to meeting the above requirements.
- The requirements for Denison's Chapter is a 3.6 GPA in economics and 3.2 overall GPA.
A life-membership fee of $32 is paid by each prospective member of Omicron Delta Epsilon upon election to the Society. In return, the member receives a membership card, scroll and a year's subscription (two issues) to The American Economist. The purchase of the official key or pin by the initiates is optional but highly encourages. No one shall be denied membership because of sex, race, color, creed, or national origin.
2011-2012 Officers and Advisor
Facility Advisor: Dr. Fadhel Kaboub
Advisor Email: email@example.com
- Jeffrey Danziger, President
- Katherine Fitzgerald, Vice President
- Huiwen Ouyand, Treasurer
Election of new officers will take place in the Spring 2012 semester.