The Economics Department

Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society at UT


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About Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society

Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities.


Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society


The DEADLINE to apply for spring 2022 semester is Sunday, February 20th.

Eligibility Requirements:

· 3.0 overall UT GPA minimum

· 3.5 Economics GPA minimum (based on Economics courses taken at UT)

· 12 hours of Economics coursework (typically four ECO courses) already completed. Current semester classes do NOT count toward the required 12 hours. Completed in-residence, transfer credit, and claimed credit-by-exam classes DO count. Calculus does NOT count. Not eligible yet? Don’t worry, we do a membership drive at the beginning of every fall and spring

Fill out the online application (pdf) and submit online payment (click “add to cart” button”). There is a one-time membership fee of $40 + $2 processing fee (there are no recurring dues).

Benefits: Lifetime membership in the ODE International Honor Society, an individualized ODE certificate & membership card, free online access to The American Economist, honor cord at graduation, UT chapter events, opportunity for leadership roles, and networking.


The Philosophy of Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon is dedicated to the encouragement of excellence in economics. It encourages devotion on the part of its members as economists to the advancement of their science and to the scholarly effort to make freedom from want and deprivation a reality for all humankind.

To learn more about the International Society of Omicron Delta Epsilon go to: (Do NOT fill out the application posted on this website)


Mission of UT Chapter of ODE

The mission of the UT ODE Chapter is to make ODE a place for students to find mentorship, particularly if you're interested in research/graduate school. In an effort to do so, we sponsor activities open to all students. Joining as an official member still brings additional benefits, such as connection to the International ODE community, an individualized ODE certificate & membership card, free online access to The American Economist, an honor cord at graduation, as well as the opportunity to join the ODE leadership team.


UT Chapter meetings every other Wednesday 5-6 pm

Upcoming Events: 

· ODE Valentines Themed Game Day on Wed 2/9 at 5pm in BRB 1.102.

· Stata workshop, date TBD.

· Joint virtual event with the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) ODE Chapter, date TBD

· Graduate student panel with current UT Ph.D. candidates, date TBD


Please join our mailing list, GroupMe and/or Facebook Group for the most updated information.


Question(s)? Email Jana Cole at


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