Gamma Theta Upsilon

The International Geographical Honor Society


GTU Announcements

September, 2015: Issue 11 of the GTU Quarterly Newletter is now available on our Newsletter page.

September, 2015: The GTU office has moved and initiate reports can now be submitted to the new address as stated on the printed form here.

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Eligibility for Membership

Persons seeking membership must be initiated through an established chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon. A chapter is also maintained for Alumni after graduation. There are two classes of membership in GTU:


Regular Member: In keeping with the Society's Specialized Scholarship classification, initiates must have a GPA of at least 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) in geography courses, rank in the top 35% of their class, have completed a minimum of 3 geography courses, and have completed at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of full-time college course work. Please note that regular members do not have to be currently enrolled, nor must they be geography majors.


Honorary Member: Honorary membership is available only under extraordinary circumstances and upon approval by the Executive Committee for a person whom the committee feels has contributed to a marked advancement in any phase of geography. A chapter may apply directly to the Executive Committee to petition for honorary membership on behalf of an individual. Please note that honorary membership is reserved for those not eligible for regular membership.


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