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Honor Society

ECONOMICS

What is ODE?

Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies with 690 chapters located throughout the world. We are dedicated to fostering research, academic achievement, and friendship amongst students studying the field of Economics.

Our Objectives at ODE:

  • 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 research journal, the Undegraduate Journal of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin.

  •  Sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

  • The establishment of long-lasting personal and professional relationships between members and alumni.

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 research journal, the Undegraduate Journal of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin.

Sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

The establishment of long-lasting personal and professional relationships between members and alumni.

Qualifications

A student must meet the following criteria in order for their application to be accepted by Omicron Delta Epsilon:

Graduate students and non-Economics majors can also be members.

* Once inducted, ODE members must maintain a 3.0 Economics GPA and a 3.0 UT  GPA to be considered active members and eligible for an office.

* Each member is required to attend the induction dinner.​

3.5 Economics GPA

1.

3.0 UT GPA

2.

12 Hours of economics courses (6 hours upper division)

3.

Benefits

The right to wear Economic Honors Cords at graduation.

One year subscription to The American Economist.

International recognition of scholastic achievement in economics.

A publication outllet for promising undergraduate and graduate student papers in The American Economist, the journal of Omicron Delta Epsilon, and in The Developing Economist, Undergraduate Journal of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin.

Develop relationships with the faculty at UT

Closer professional and social relationship with fellow ODE@UT members and alumni.

Closer professional and social relationships with ODE members at other universities with Omicron Delta Epsilon chapters.

ODE sponsored meetings at the annual conventions of regional, national and international associations.

Eligibilty to compete for the Frank Taussig and Irving Fisher awards (both cash prizes and publication of essays).

Eligibilty to compete for the Outstanding Student Leader award.

Acces to valuable career and school advice from other members and alumni.

Social events with fellow members and networking opportunities with recruiters