Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society In Economics

Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society In Economics

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) International honor Society in Economics , 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. ODE has over 578 chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, and France.

The chapter at Howard University (Beta Chapter) started in 1954 and has continued the tradition of encouraging academic excellence and scholastic attainment among its members. The chapter has over 500 students and active alumni who assist in the achievement of the following Omicron Delta Epsilon objectives:

ODE Dinner 2019

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  • 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
  • To stimulate interest in economics and current economic problems
  • To interpret economic theory into applied fields of economics


Membership is open to students who have a general interest in economics and meet the following requirements.

A membership fee is paid by each prospective member of Omicron Delta Epsilon upon election to the society. In return, the member receives a members card, scroll and a year's subscription to The American Economist.

To join the Howard Chapter, please stop by Academic Support Building B, Room 302 to see Ms. Gail Pritchett or contact Dr. C. Kenrick Hunte, the Faculty Advisor, at Economics Department: (202) 806-6717.


Requirements for membership by undergraduate students include:
- Completion of 12 semester hours of economics courses
- Attainment of at least a "B" average economics courses and an overall "B" average in all classes


Requirements for membership by graduate students include:
- Have been in residence at least a semester pursuing an advanced degree in economics
- Attainment of a minimum of a "B" average

ODE Executives for 2018/2019 School Year

Dr. William Spriggs, Faculty Advisor

ODE Executives for 2023/2024 School Year

Judene Josephs, President.

Tafe Bayo-Ajayi, Vice President.

Omoneka Adams, Secretary.

James Rampersad, Treasurer.

Dr. C. Kenrick Hunte, Faculty Advisor.  

2023 April ODE Virtual Event Recording

2024 ODE Event