Carthage has more than 120 student groups and organizations through which students can get involved, explore possible careers, meet other students, work closely with faculty advisors, and perform community service. The following organizations are popular with economics students.
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Epsilon is an economics honor society, and one of the world’s largest academic honor societies. The organization aims to recognize scholastic achievement, establish close ties between economics students and faculty, and increase understanding of economics. At Carthage, Omicron Delta Epsilon hosts weekly meetings where members discuss current events and economic phenomena, screens documentaries for members and the campus community, and sponsors an annual luncheon with faculty. Members must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, and at least 12 credits in economics with an average GPA of 3.0 or better.
Enactus, open to all majors, is an international nonprofit organization that empowers businesses and people in the community to create a better, more sustainable world. Enactus students take skills learned in the classroom and apply them to real-world problems, gaining hands-on experience in teamwork, leadership, communication, community service, and more. Enactus members develop community outreach projects and compete regionally and nationally.
Economics Engaged provides a non-stressful environment for students to sit down and eat pizza while discussing current economic issues or listening to great lectures. The idea behind the club was to create a place where anyone can come to learn more about the world around them.
Economics majors are often interested in Model UN at Carthage, an organization in which members strive to understand international politics, cross-cultural relations, and politically oriented debate while representing a nation in mock sessions of the United Nations in order to create solutions for world issues. Participants travel to conferences and engage in negotiations and debates about global issues that are being discussed by world leaders today. The organization is for students interested in politics, economics, history, philosophy, geography, the natural sciences, the art of persuasion, or just learning more about other cultures. All majors are welcome.