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During the Academic Year 2023-2024, 55 talented students from the Department of Economics joined Omicron Delta Epsilon. The next round of applications will open in Fall 2024.

Omicron Delta Epsilon is the International Honor Society in Economics. This organization has more than 700 chapters throughout the world and offers opportunities to activities such as invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings and special projects.

Benefits of Omicron Delta Epsilon Membership are numerous, including international recognition of scholastic achievement in economics, a publication outlet for promising undergraduate and graduate student papers in The American Economist, the journal of Omicron Delta Epsilon, eligibility to compete for the ODE Undergraduate Research and ODE Graduate Research Awards (both cash prizes and publication of essays) and for the Outstanding Student Leader Award.

All candidates must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and be a junior or above (first year and sophomore year students are not eligible).

  • If you are an undergraduate student (junior year or above) , you must have at least a 3.0 GPA in your economics courses, with at least 12 hours completed.

If you are an undergraduate and interested in applying, please know that the next round of applications will open in Fall 2024

  • If you are a graduate student, you must have a GPA of 3.0 in your economics courses, with the equivalent of at least one semester of economics graduate work completed. Please email Katie Thorp at if you are interested in applying and are eligible.

Full application requirements can be found at:

For the application, please note that the chapter name for the NU Department of Economics is Iota.

Upon election to the Society, a life-membership fee of $40 is paid by each prospective member of Omicron Delta Epsilon. In return, the member receives a membership card, scroll and free on-line access to The American Economist.