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INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis now has an honor society for transfer students.

  • Jan. 7, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis now has an honor society for transfer students.

The IUPUI Chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society established itself as a campus organization with the inaugural induction of its first 30 members in December.

Tau Sigma National Honor Society is a national academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. Members who have chosen to be part of Tau Sigma are students who have transferred to IUPUI having completed at least one semester at their previous university and earned at least a 3.5 GPA.

"This National Honor Society is specifically for transfer students, allowing them to be recognized for their success in transitioning to IUPUI from other institutions," said University College Dean Kathy Elizabeth Johnson.

This group provides students the opportunity to learn about meaningful involvement opportunities and professional development, and to connect with other successful transfer students.

"Ideally, this organization will be a place for people to find successful transfer students and leaders for campus opportunities as well as aid in the creation of a transfer receptive culture at IUPUI," Johnson said.

A number of guests, faculty and staff attended the induction ceremony, demonstrating their support of the students' accomplishments and the choice they had made in joining.
The program featured a brief message of encouragement by Mary Fisher, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Fisher emphasized the importance of the students' commitment to both IUPUI and Tau Sigma and reiterated the importance of success and engagement both in and out of the classroom.

For additional information about Tau Sigma, contact Harriett Bennett at 317-274-5036 or email hbennett@iupui.edu.