Economics Student Organizations

College is more than just attending classes. It means meeting new people, exploring new options, growing in ways you never thought possible, and having a great time while doing it all.

A very important part of the successful student's business curriculum is Student Business Organizations. While each organization is unique, all of them share a few important benefits to you:

  • Growth of knowledge in your career area
  • Networking with professionals in the field
  • Added credibility to your resume
  • Social involvement

Below, you'll find the student organizations specifically related to Economics. You can also view the full list of all Seidman Student Organizations

Economics Student Organizations

The Economics Club of Grand Valley is open to all Grand Valley State University students who have an interest in economics and business. The Economics Club of Grand Valley is dedicated to creating an atmosphere that fosters learning and interaction between students with an interest in economics, GVSU economics faculty, and the community. The club conducts numerous social and scholarly activities throughout the year, including current events panel discussions, job and internship opportunities updates, explorations about graduate and professional school opportunities, and field trips including visits to the Chicago Board of Trade and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

For more information on our 2021-22 events, view our calendar or contact the Economics department.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (616) 331-7460

Faculty Advisor
Sonia Dalmia, Chair, Department of Economics

Economic Club President
Jason Smith

Grand Valley State University is home to Omicron Delta Epsilon's Rho Chapter of Michigan. Omicron Delta Epsilon is the international honor society for economics and is one of the worlds largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon include recognition of scholastic attainment, the honoring of outstanding achievement in economics, and the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities. 

Membership is open primarily to economics majors (although non-majors who have significant interest in economics will also be considered) who have completed at least 12 credit hours of economics courses, have at least an overall "B" average at Grand Valley State University and a minimum 3.0 GPA in their economics courses, and are ranked in the top third of their class. Induction occurs annually near the end of the Winter Semester. 

For more information, click here to visit the ODE website or contact the Economics Department

Phone: (616) 331-7488 

Faculty Advisor:
Dan Giedeman, Professor

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Phi Chi Theta is one of the nation's premier business and economics fraternities. The mission of Phi Chi Theta is to provide an opportunity to develop and practice those professional leadership skills and abilities necessary to succeed in the business community; to provide a local and national network to share resources, ideas, and concepts; to instill in its membership those values, codes, and creeds which will enable participation in a rapidly changing world, and to enable members to develop the business astuteness necessary to achieve high esteem and success in their chosen fields; to promote the cause of higher business education and training for all individuals; to foster high ideals for everyone pursuing a career in business; to encourage fraternity and cooperation among people preparing for such careers, and to stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish devotion to the attainment of such ends. Phi Chi Theta strives to provide academically inclined programming, professional and personal development, and future career opportunities for its members. 

For more information, click here to visit the PCT website or contact the Economics Department

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (616) 331-7263 

Faculty Advisor: 
Tim Syfert, Affiliate Instructor

The goal of the Seidman Real Estate Group is to aid students in attaining real estate industry specific knowledge and offer networking opportunities for students interested in real estate related careers. The group accomplishes this by hosting speakers from different real estate disciplines, touring ongoing and past developments, as well as discussing market trends specific to real estate. This group is open to all majors.

For more information on our 2021-22 events, view our calendar or contact the Economics department.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (616) 331-7290.



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