Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics, is open to all students who have completed at least 12 hours of economics with an average of "B" or better in those courses and an overall minimum grade average of at least 3.0. ODE is open to all such students, whether they are economics majors or not.
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, the sponsoring of panels at professional meetings and the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussing competitions.
The international life-membership fee of $35.00 is paid by each prospective member of Omicron Delta Epsilon upon his/her election to membership in the Honor Society. In return, the member receives a membership scroll and a one-year (two issues) subscription to The American Economist. The purchase of an official key or pin by the initiates is optional. There are no annual international dues.
Students who join ODE find ODE membership a nice way to meet other honors economics majors. Membership in ODE is an impressive item on applications for jobs and for promotions.
To apply for membership in ODE, please see our chapter's adviser, Dr. Bree Dority on the West Center Campus in Room 305 who will have you fill out an application blank that will be sent with your check for $35.00 to ODE's national headquarters immediately.