Organizations for UM-Flint Economics Students

There are several organizations to get involved with at The University of Michigan - Flint for those students interested in economics and/or are pursuing a degree in economics or a related field.

Economics Club

The Economics Club of the University of Michigan - Flint was organized to facilitate interest in and an understanding of the field of economics in conjunction with other business related fields. Economics Club members will have the opportunity to explore relevant economic issues.

The following objectives are the club's purpose, aims, and functions:

  • to promote interest in economics within academia and on a societal level;
  • to provide students of economics an environment in which to explore past, present, and future economic issues, beyond the theoretical boundaries of academia;
  • to inform students interested in economics of potential career options and upcoming events that may be useful in career planning;
  • to design products, plan guest speaker seminars, and organize field trips
  • to contribute to the community through volunteerism.

To learn more about the Economics Club at the University of Michigan - Flint, please go to the Economics Club website by clicking here or contact the faculty advisors, Professor Biehl and Professor Douglas.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon is the honor society in economics. It was established in 1963 as a result of a merger of Omicron Delta Gamma, founded in 1915, and Omicron Chi Epsilon, founded in 1955.

The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon 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.
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon has more than 430 chapters in the United States and other countries, with more than 10,000 active members.

    The following represent the requirements to join Omicron Delta Epsilon:

    1. at least a junior standing
    2. 12 hours of economics
    3. 3.0 overall grade point average
    4. 3.0 GPA in economics courses
       

    You can go to the national site for Omicron Delta Epsilon by clicking here .