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History of Ο Δ Ε

Omicron Delta Epsilon, one of the worlds largest academic honor societies, was created in 1963 through the merger of two honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon. At the time of their merger both societies had 28 chapters. Omicron Delta Gamma's chapters were primarily in the Midwestern and Pacific states while the chapters of Omicron Chi Epsilon were concentrated at Colleges and Universities along the Eastern Seaboard and in Texas.


Omicron Delta Gamma (The Order of Artus) was founded in 1915 by John R. Commons, University of Wisconsin and Frank Taussig, Harvard University through the union of the economics societies of their Universities. The intent of the society was the encouragement of a closer academic and social relationship between honor students and faculty on an informal basis, facilitating the exchange of information and views.


Omicron Chi Epsilon
was the younger of the two organizations but of equal chapter strength at the time of the merger, having been founded in 1955 by Alan A. Brown while he was a student at City College of New York. From its inception, the Society sought to provide means not only to confer suitable honors on the more promising students but also to encourage scholarship by organized meetings at conferences and through the publication of its official journal.

Announcements
ODE Superstars

ODE is pleased to announce the winners of the annual paper competitions. The winner of the Irving Fisher Award for 2015 is Jia Wang of the university of Oklahoma for “Do Economic Development Incentives Crowd Out Public Expenditures in US States?.” The winner of the Frank W. Taussig undergraduate award is Kelly M. Lee of Georgia College & State University for “Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Affect Employment?”

Our 2016 Distinguished Advisor award goes to David Chaplin, chapter advisor of the chapter of ODE at Northwest Nazarene University.

Paul Romer of New York University received the 2016 John R. Commons Award. His lecture, “The Trouble with Macroeconomics” was delivered to a packed house.

Deadlines

February 1, 2016

Deadline for nominating students for the Charles Phillips Outstanding Student Award.

April 30, 2016

  1. Chapter reporting form - Return this form to the Central Office. Information given to us in this form will be posted on this website. Any outstanding grant reports for Fall 2015 grants should be received no later than this date as well
  2. Proposals for Chapter Project Grants for the fall of 2016
May 15, 2016
Deadline for submitting form to present papers at the Graduate Student Session and Chapter Advisor Session in Chicago in January 2017 at the Allied Social Sciences Association meeting.
June 15, 2016
NEW Deadline for submitting papers for the Fisher and Taussig article awards.
Omicron Delta Epsilon is proud to be a member of ACHS
Association of College Honor Societies