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Econ Honor Society (ODE)

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Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society

WHAT IS IT?  ODE is an internationally recognized honor society in economics. Organizational objectives include recognition for scholastic achievement in economics and provision of a format for information  regarding further study in economics, graduate school, and career opportunities. The web site for the national office is http://www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org/

WHO MAY BECOME MEMBERS?  Undergraduates qualify for membership if they have:

  • at least a 3.0 overall GPA;
  • at least a 3.2 GPA in their economics courses; and
  • at least 6 credit hours in economics courses at the 300-level or above. .

WHAT DOES IT COST?  The $40.00 membership fee (includes $35.00 to the national office and $5.00 to cover expenses for the local chapter). With the application and fee, students receive: (1) the initiation fee for a lifetime membership; (2) a membership scroll; and (3) an online subscription to The American Economist (option to pay an additional reduced cost for two print issues).

WHAT ELSE?  ODE membership provides a reference to include on your graduate school or employment applications. Membership includes a subscription to The American Economist which is a potential outlet for the publication of student essays and papers. ODE members are also eligible to compete in national essay competitions sponsored annually by ODE.

WANT MORE INFORMATION? 

  • If you need more information, you may contact H. F. Williamson, Chapter Advisor, by email billw@uiuc.edu or the department Undergraduate Receptionist in 214 DKH (333-2682).
  • Membership Forms may be accessed online here, or picked-up from the Undergraduate Receptionist in 214 DKH. Please turn in all forms to 214 DKH with payment.