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; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist, and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions. The West Georgia Chapter of Omicron was founded in 1977.
Undergraduate Admission Requirements to the West Georgia Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon:
- completion of 12 semester hours of Economics courses; and
- attainment of at least a "B" average in Economics courses and an overall "B" average in all classes and be in the upper 1/3 of their classes.
- Students must be a minor or major in Economic.
No one shall be denied membership because of sex, race, color, creed , or national origin.
A life-membership fee is paid for each prospective member of Omicron Delta Epsilon upon election to the Society. In return, the member receives a membership card, scroll and a year's subscription (two issues) to The American Economist. The purchase of the official key or pin by the initiates is optional by highly encouraged.
The official web site for Omicron Delta Epsilon is http://www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org/.