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History of Ο Δ Ε

Omicron Delta Epsilon, one of the worlds largest academic honor societies, was created in 1963 through the merger of two honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon. At the time of their merger both societies had 28 chapters. Omicron Delta Gamma's chapters were primarily in the Midwestern and Pacific states while the chapters of Omicron Chi Epsilon were concentrated at Colleges and Universities along the Eastern Seaboard and in Texas.


Omicron Delta Gamma (The Order of Artus) was founded in 1915 by John R. Commons, University of Wisconsin and Frank Taussig, Harvard University through the union of the economics societies of their Universities. The intent of the society was the encouragement of a closer academic and social relationship between honor students and faculty on an informal basis, facilitating the exchange of information and views.


Omicron Chi Epsilon
was the younger of the two organizations but of equal chapter strength at the time of the merger, having been founded in 1955 by Alan A. Brown while he was a student at City College of New York. From its inception, the Society sought to provide means not only to confer suitable honors on the more promising students but also to encourage scholarship by organized meetings at conferences and through the publication of its official journal.

Announcements

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The deadline for submissions to the Frank W Taussig Article Award has been extended to June 30. The Frank W. Taussig Award consists of a cash prize of $1000 to the winner, $200 to the winner's chapter, and submission of the paper to The American Economist.

ODE SUPER STARS: STUDENT AWARD WINNERS 2019
The winner of the IRVING FISHER GRADUATE RESEARCH PAPER PRIZE is Tai Lee of University of Missouri - Columbia for "The Impact of Employment Protection on the Quality of Job Match: Evidence from Job Duration in South Korea."

The winner of the FRANK W. TAUSSIG competition is Austin Martin of Elon University. Martin's submission, “Exploring the Effects of International Wage Differences on Brain Drain," is eligible for submission for publication in The American Economist.

The recipients of the 2018-2019 CHARLES PHILLIPS OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD were:
Mason Tyler-Nyman of University of Texas-Austin, and
Daniella Stepek of California State University-Sacramento
These deserving students received the Charles Phillips OSL medallion and certificate of merit.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
Nominations are now being accepted for the Distinguished Advisor Award to be given during the 2020 Biennial Convention in San Diego. Students and faculty can nominate an ODE chapter advisor based on longevity and/or outstanding service to the chapter and to the society. Self nominations are also accepted with a letter of recommendation from a dean or department chair. The award consists of a plaque and $500. The Deadline is August 31, 2019.

Omicron Delta Epsilon is proud to be a member of ACHS
Association of College Honor Societies