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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 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