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Economics at Aquinas College

Economics: Student Clubs

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), one of the world's largest academic honor societies, has over 578 chapters located in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the UK, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, and France. At Aquinas College, the Xi Chapter of Michigan was established in 1988.


The objectives of ODE are:

  • the 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 
  • the sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission for ODE are: 

  • 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.


  • The Frank W. Taussig Undergraduate article Award, pays $500 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 students who assume active leadership roles in their ODE chapters.
  • Grants of us to $500 are available to ODE chapters to develop innovative programs that promote a closer relationship between and among students and faculty in economics.
  • Biennially, ODE 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 ODE.


Chapter activities are widely arranged from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, and field trips to special projects.