Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international
geographical honor society open to geography students. Prerequisites
for regular membership include completion of a minimum of nine credits
above the 100 level in geography, a geography grade point average of
"B", and payment of a lifetime membership fee.
GTU’s goals are to “further professional
interest in Geography by affording a common organization for those
interested in the field, strengthen student and professional training
through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and
laboratory, advance the status of Geography as a cultural and practical
discipline for study and investigation, encourage student research of
high quality and to promote an outlet for publication, and create and
administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the
field of Geography Cub.”
The Geo Club is an informal organization open without restriction to all students interested in the field of geography and geoscience.
Students are encouraged to join GTU/Geo
Club. Membership is helpful in learning more about geography and geoscience, in
developing leadership and organizational skills, in establishing
professional contacts, and in gaining employment. Activities, jointly
sponsored by Gamma Theta Upsilon and the Geo Club, include field
trips, professional presentations, and social events.
The local chapter of Gamma Theta
Upsilon/Geo Club has established two scholarships for geography
majors -- an Academic Scholarship and Potential as a Geographer
Scholarship. The scholarships are announced at the Department's Spring
Banquet. Scholarship awardees, who are chosen by the Department's
Student Affairs Committee, receive a certificate and a check from Gamma
Theta Upsilon/Geography Club which is credited toward their Fall
tuition. Criteria for the scholarships can be obtained through the
Scholarships also are available through the
national Gamma Theta Upsilon Society. The Society offers three
scholarships for undergraduates, one for a senior entering graduate
school and one for a continuing graduate student.