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Honors Societies


Omicron Delta Epsilon 

The International Honor Society for Economics

Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are

  • 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 official journal, The American Economist
  • sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 696 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, Kazakhstan, and United Arab Emirates. With such a broad, international base, chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, etc., to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring for students in economics. 

  • International recognition of scholastic achievement in economics
  • A publication outlet for promising undergraduate and graduate student papers in The American Economist, the journal of Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Closer academic and professional relationships with the faculty at your university
  • Closer professional and social relationships with fellow ODE members at your university and other universities with Omicron Delta Epsilon chapters
  • ODE sponsored meetings at the annual conventions of regional, national and international associations
  • Eligibility to compete for the Frank Taussig and Irving Fisher Awards (both cash prizes and publication of essays)
  • Eligibility to compete for the Outstanding Student Leader Award
  • Free on-line access to The American Economist

  • At least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • 3.0 GPA or above in all economics course work
  • 12 or more ECON credit hours

Visit Omicron Delta Epsilon for more details and requirements. 

To apply

Submit the two applications below, with required supplemental materials, to the Department of Economics office.

U of U Department of Economics Application

Omicron Delta Epsilon Membership Form

Supplemental Materials

  • Undergraduates: copy of Degree Audit
  • Graduates/Alumni: copy of unofficial transcript
  • CV/Resume
  • List of extra-curricular engagement with the Department of Economics (e.g., events or lectures attended, ECON internships, involvement in SAC or other student leadership, etc.)
    • Students who demonstrate an active leadership role during their studies may be eligible to apply for additional awards and scholarships through Omicron Delta Epsilon.
  • Cash or check for lifetime membership fee ($40 national dues, $3 processing fee) and optional honor cords fee ($7)

For more information email our advising team.

Last Updated: 3/25/21