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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 at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard University through the union of the economics societies of the 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 Outstanding Student Leadership Award - Chapter advisors, the February 1 deadline for nominations will be here before you know it. Each year up to three winners are chosen to receive ODE Honor Medallions to recognize students who assume active leadership roles in their ODE chapters. Nominations are made by chapter advisors. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize a deserving student and ODE member.

The winner of the 2023 Michael Szenberg Prize for the best article published in The American Economist in 2023 is Jens Schubert of the University of Delaware. The winning article, "The Effect of Gender on Study Effort: Nudges Versus Market Incentive," was published in Volume 68, Vol. 1. (March 2023)

ODE SUPERSTARS
Mario Solis-Garcia received the 2023 Distinguished Advisor Award for his outstanding service as advisor to the Macalester chapter of ODE.

The winner of the ODE Graduate Research Award for 2023 is Jancy Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology). Jancy will receive a check for $2,000 and the opportunity to submit the winning paper for publication in The American Economist.

The 2023 ODE Undergraduate Research Paper prize of $1,000 went to Charles Hunt of Lycoming College. His chapter will also receive $200 in his name.

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