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Biennial Convention
ODE Distinguished Economist Award
ODE  Display Booth at ASSA
ODE Distinguished Advisor Award
Invited Student Session at ASSA 
Faculty Reception at ASSA
Central Office Location
Graduation Cords, Stoles and Medallions
Membership forms

Biennial Convention

Dr. Ali Zadeh, newly elected President of the ODE Executive Board, presented a plaque acknowledging the service of Kathryn Nantz, outgoing chair of the Board of Trustees, at the 2020 Biennial Convention in San Diego. The next Biennial Convention will be held during the ASSA meetings in San Antonio in 2024. Chapters are invited to attend and encouranged to vote on the slate of officers for the ODE Executive Board for 2022-2024, which will take place at that meeting.

John R. Commons Award (now the ODE Distinguished Economist Award)

The 2020 Commons Award was presented to Greg Mankiw of Harvard University at the 2020 Commons Lecture at the Biennial Convention in San Diego. The winner for 2022 was Dr. Christina Romer.  The next ODE Distinguished Economist Award and Lecture will be at the Biennial Convention in 2024, in conjunction with the ASSA meetings in January 2024 in San Antonio.

ODE  Display Booth at ASSA

ODE will again be represented at the annual meeting of ASSA in San Antonio in January 2024.   Please come visit us. Booth to be announced.

ODE  Distinguished Advisor Award

ODE will again present the Distinguished Advisor Award for outstanding work with ODE in 2024. Nominations (including self-nominations) will be accepted until August 31, 2023.

ODE Faculty Advisor Reception

An ODE Faculty Advisor Reception was held during the ASSA meetings in New Orleans, allowing chapter advisors to meet the Board and other advisors and exchanges ideas. We invite all chapter advisors to join us in San Antonio in January 2024.

Invited Student Session at ASSA 

Presenters at the ODE Graduate Paper session at the 2023 ASSA meetings in New Orleans

Bingin Xue - Lehigh University

Ruchika Rungta - Auburn University

Wisdom Takumah - Emory University

Suchika Chopra - University of Georgia


Central Office Location

    When mailing materials to the central office in Fairhope, AL, the address is:

        PO Box 2096,
        Fairhope, AL 36533

    For UPS and FedEx, the physical address is 19 S. Summit St., No. 9, Fairhope, AL 36532.

Graduation Cords, Stoles and Medallions

    The Central Office has graduation cords (royal and gold) available.  The cost is $18.00 for a set sent to one location.  For multiple cords sent to the same location, the prices are:

         2-20    $15.00 each
         > 20    $13.00 each

    We offer gold stoles with royal blue screen printing.  On one end of the stole is the ODE key with the word HONORS on the other end.  The cost of the stoles is $28 for one.  For multiple stoles sent to the same address the prices are:

         2-10    $25.00
         > 10    $23.00

    The Medallions are bronze with a basel around the outside and the ODE key in the middle.  They are on blue ribbon.  The cost of these is $55.00.

    If you would like to order any of these items for your ODE members for graduation, please let us know.   

Membership forms

    New membership forms are available for download with the correct prices for dues and for the jewelry and plaques.  Please destroy all obsolete forms. Use of these forms may result in underpayment, which can delay processing.  We no longer provide 2-part forms. All forms should be downloaded from the website. Send us two copies and keep a copy for your files. 


The Executive Board of Omicron Delta Epsilon appreciates the dedication and work of our chapter advisors. We want to give special recognition to advisors who have served the society for forty or more years:

Harold F. Williamson - Alpha Chapter of Illinois with 47 years of service
Robert S. Rycroft - Beta Chapter of Virginia with 44 years of service
Robert L. Sexton - Alpha Gamma of California with 40 years of service
John Kane - Phi Chapter of New York with 40 years of service

THE DEADLINE for proposals for chapter project grants will be here before you know it. Please submit proposals by October 31, 2023 for a Spring 2024 chapter grant.

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