Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international academic honor society that was created through the merger of two honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon Omicron Delta Epsilon. Omnicron Delta Epsilon recognizes scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics.
Omicron Delta Gamma (The Order of Artus) was founded in 1915 by John R. Commons, University of Wisconsin and Frank Taussig, Harvard University.
Omicron Chi Epsilon was founded in 1955 by Alan A. Brown while he was a student at the City College of New York.
Omicron Delta Epsilon has over 696 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, and France, Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates.
The requirements for admission for undergraduates are:
- Completion of at least 12 credit hours of economics courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all economics classes
- Attainment of an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- A student does not need to be an economics major to apply, but the student must have a genuine interest in economics in addition to meeting the above requirements.