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The American Economist

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

REMINDER: As of July 1, 2017, membership fees will increase to $40. Please download and use new forms from the ODE website and destroy all old forms to ensure fee payments are correct and to prevent delays in processing applications.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2017 for the Distinguished Advisor award, recognizing service to ODE. Nominations are accepted from ODE chapter officers, economics faculty, and department chairs or deans. Self-nominations are accepted with a letter of support from the department chair or dean.

Two positions as vice-presidents will be open on the ODE Executive Board in the 2018 elections. Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2017 and should be sent to the Nominations Committee chaired by ODE Executive President Alan Grant: [email protected]. New officers will be voted on during the Biennial Convention held during the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia in January 2018.

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