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Tau Sigma (ΤΣ) is an honor society for university transfer students.

Tau Sigma National Honor Society
ΤΣ
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Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)
Auburn University
TypeHonor Society
PublicationTau Sigma Harvest
Chapters100+
Websitetausigma.org

Tau Sigma was established in 1999 at Auburn University. Part of the impetus for the creation of the organization was to provide a social support network to transfer students.[1]

Specific membership criteria are established by individual chapters, however, in general a student must have transferred from one university to another university with one year worth of academic credits already earned a 3.5 or better grade point average during the first term of enrollment at their new institution.[2][3]

In addition to chapter-specific activities, the Tau Sigma national organization awards academic scholarships to Tau Sigma members. In 2013 it provided 105 scholarships totaling $36,500 in value.[4] According to the organization, it had approximately 100 chapters in the United States as of 2014.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Appalachian starts national honors society chapter for transfer students". news.appstate.edu. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Membership Criteria". tausigma.org. Tau Sigma. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  3. ^ Allen, Melissa (18 February 2013). "UNL's Lambda Chapter of Tau Sigma receives $1,250 in scholarship money". Daily Nebraskan. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Check Out These Scholarships for Transfer Students". U.S. News and World Report. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2014.