Omicron Delta Epsilon

The Beta Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society in economics, was established at the University of South Dakota on April 18, 1976. Membership in Omicron Delta Epsilon signifies outstanding scholastic performance in economics. The society's journal, The American Economist, provides publishing opportunities for the young scholar. 

For more information contact Faculty Advisor, Mandie Weinandt at

Political Economy Club

Students studying economics at the University of South Dakota are encouraged to take part in the Political Economy Club. The club strives to promote the intellectual and social development of students and to provide business and social contact for students, faculty and alumni. The club sharpens the listening, debating, speaking and leadership skills of students through vigorous and often entertaining discussion of the economic and political aspects of current issues. Forums with invited speakers and commentators are frequent throughout the semester. Faculty participation is strong, and the club provides a way for students to connect with faculty outside the traditional classroom environment. 

For more information contact Faculty Advisor, Kathryn Birkeland at