Alpha Theta Chapter 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 mankind. Omicron Delta Epsilon, one of the largest academic honor societies, was established in 1963. It became an International Honor Society in Economics in 1969. Since that time, a number of chapters throughout the world have been added. The Alpha Theta Chapter began at Salem State University in fall 2007 and inducted its first students in May 2008.

Undergraduate candidates for election to membership in any chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon must have an overall scholastic average of "B" and at least twelve credits in economics with an average of "B" or better and a class standing in the upper one-third. They do not necessarily have to be economics majors, but they must have a genuine interest in economics. Candidates for membership must be persons of high ethical and professional standards. No one shall be denied membership because of sex, race, color, creed, or national origin.

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