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Applying for Omicron Delta Epsilon Membership

To become a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, you must be currently enrolled and apply for membership through the chapter at your school, and you must fulfill the eligibilty requirements set out below.

The minimum requirements for admission for undergraduates are:

  • completion of 12 credit hours of economics courses; and
  • attainment of a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better in economics courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • in the case of colleges or universities with an Honors Program in Economics, attainment of B-grade work or better.
  • for institutions that do not have a credit-hour system, a candidate must stand in the upper one-third of the students studying economics and must have completed principles and have studied intermediate economic theory.
  • for universities organized on the British System, prospective members must have Junior standing or higher and must be in residence at least one semester.
  • Students should be making the study of economics one of their major interests.

The minimum requirements may be raised by local chapters.

Graduate students in economics are judged solely on their graduate work. They must have:

  • completed one semester of full-time work, with a major or minor in economics; and
  • attainment of a GPA of 3.0 or better.

There are no admission requirements for faculty members. All are eligible and welcome to join a chapter. Chapters may also elect honorary members. These candidates must be persons of high ethical and professional standards.

No one shall be denied membership because of sex, race, color, creed or national origin.

A life-membership fee 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 free on-line access to The American Economist. The purchase of the official key or pin by the initiates is optional but highly encouraged (see the merchandise page).

To apply for membership, print and complete this form (PDF format) and give it to your ODE faculty advisor. We can not accept applications sent by individuals.

 

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