The Finance & Economics Society is open to all students at MSU, although virtually
all of our members are specializing in either finance or economics. Both undergraduate
and graduate students are eligible for membership.
Omicron Delta Epsilon, one of the world's largest academic honor societies, was created
through the merger of two honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon.
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 630 chapters located in the United States, Canada,
Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, Bulgaria
and the United Arab Emirates.
THE IRVING FISHER GRADUATE ARTICLE AWARD, pays $1500 and provides an opportunity for
publication in The American Economist.
THE FRANK W. TAUSSIG UNDERGRADUATE ARTICLE AWARD, pays $1000 to the winner and $200
to the winner's ODE chapter, with the opportunity to publish in The American Economist.
THE OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARDS provide recognition to student members who assume active
leadership roles in their ODE chapters or otherwise make a significant contribution
to the chapters activities.
GRANTS of up to $1500 are available to ODE chapters to develop innovative programs
that promote a closer relationship between and among students and faculty in economics.
Biennially, Omicron Delta Epsilon grants the JOHN R. COMMONS AWARD to an outstanding
economist in recognition of his or her achievements and service both to the economics
profession and to Omicron Delta Epsilon.
The minimum requirements for admission for undergraduates:
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 class.
Students do not have to be economics majors, but must have a genuine interest in economics
in addition to meeting the above requirements.
The minimum requirements may be raised by local chapters.
Graduate students in Economics are judged solely on their graduate work. They must
completed one semester of full time work, with
attainment of a "B" or better average.
No one shall be denied membership because of sex, race, color, creed, or national
A life-membership fee is paid by 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 but highly encouraged.