Honor Societies

Beta Gamma Sigma - International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration

The purposes of Beta Gamma Sigma are to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.


  • Fellowship Program
  • Lifetime Recognition
  • Connections with Members and the Society through Aspirations

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma requires:

  • Junior standing or higher
  • Rank in the upper 10 percent of the class
  • Invitation by the faculty advisors 

Omicron Delta Epsilon - International Honor Society in Economics

Formed in 1963 from the merging of two other honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon, ODE has 535 chapters with more than 10,000 active members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Mexico, Scotland, and South Africa.

The constitution of ODE lists four objectives:

  • To confer distinction for high scholastic achievement in economics
  • To stimulate and promote student interest in all aspects of economics
  • To publish an official journal entitled The American Economist
  • To sponsor the Fisher-Taussig Award competitions

Membership in ODE requires:

  • Junior standing or higher
  • 12 credit hours in economics (not restricted to Econ majors)
  • cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and a cumulative average in economics of at least 3.0
  • invitation from the Department of Economics and Business