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What is ACHS?

From the ACHS website:

"The Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), founded in 1925, is the nation's only certifying agency for college and university honor societies. ACHS sets standards for organizational excellence and for scholastic eligibility for the various categories of membership: general, specialized, leadership, freshman, and two-year honor societies. To assure member participation in governance, honor societies must be structured on a membership basis so that the interests of individual members are advanced.

Members and society-at-large are protected by the standards of excellence of the Association of College Honor Societies. Not all organizations calling themselves "honor societies" subscribe to the high honors' standards of ACHS. Candidates for membership should assure that the honor society in question meets the rigorous standards of ACHS—both the business model and the scholastic eligibility criteria."

Omicron Delta Epsilon was admitted to ACHS in 1965.

View the ODE page on the ACHS website

ACHS-maintained ODE chapter list

Announcements

ODE Superstars

ODE is pleased to announce the winners of the annual paper competitions. The winner of the Irving Fisher Award for 2016 is Bibek Adhikari of Tulane University (now assistant professor at Illinois State University-Normal). The winner of the Frank W. Taussig undergraduate award is Benny Goldman of Macalester College.

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 at

[email protected]. New officers will be voted on during the Biennial Convention held during the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia in January 2018.

Deadlines

February 1, 2017

Deadline for nominations for Charles Phillips Outstanding Student Leader Award, which provides recognition to students who assume active leadership roles in their ODE chapters. Up to three winners are chosen to receive ODE Honor Medallions. Faculty advisors are encouraged to nominate deserving students in their chapters.

April 30, 2017

Chapter reporting form  is due - Return this form to the Central Office. Information given to us in this form will be posted on this website in Chapter News. Any outstanding grant reports for 2016 grants should be received no later than this date as well.

The deadline for proposals for Chapter Project Grants for the fall of 2017 is April 30. Please read and follow grant guidelines.

May 15, 2017

Deadline for submitting form to present papers at the Graduate Student Session in Philadelphia in January 2018 at the Allied Social Sciences Association meeting.

In January 2018, Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) will sponsor a graduate-student session at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Association in Philadelphia. This session, which is sponsored jointly by ODE and the AEA, will include three or four papers, each with a presenter and a discussant. ODE invites submissions from all fields of economics. This session will likely feature papers from a variety of fields unless a common theme arises from the submissions.

ODE invites submissions from all graduate students. Papers chosen for this session are eligible for submission to The American Economist and automatically entered into ODE's Irving Fisher Graduate Article Competition. Moreover, graduate students who are members of ODE are eligible for Benjamin M. Friedman Travel Awards. Each award reimburses documented-travel and lodging expenses up to $500. Membership in ODE must be confirmed by a letter from a Chapter Advisor.

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