Economics Student Organizations
Economics Club of Grand Valley
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 which 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 2019-20 events, view our calendar or contact the Economics department.
Sonia Dalmia, Chair, Department of Economics
Economic Club President
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
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
Faculty Advisor: Dan Giedeman, Professor
Phi Chi Theta (PCT)
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
Tim Syfert, Affiliate Instructor