Gamma Theta Upsilon

The International Geographical Honor Society


GTU Announcements

Coming Soon: Chapter Sponsor Award

September, 2020 Issue of the GTU Newsletter is now available on our Newsletter page.

May, 2020 Volume 61-1 of The Geographical Bulletin is now available online.

April, 2020-Comptroller Nominations Sought The GTU Nominations Committee seeks candidates for consideration as nominees for the position of comptroller. Read more

Award winners, 2020 recipients announced:
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Why should you join GTU?

Gamma Theta Upsilon membership is earned through superior scholarship; it is an honor, and a professional distinction. Lifetime membership is $40.

Members receive a handsome certificate, suitable for framing.

No further membership dues are paid to the national organization after the initiation fee.

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Benefits of GTU Membership

Most chapters organize and host speakers, campus-wide programs, field trips, and social events. Chapter members participate in service functions.

Members can engage in numerous extra-curricular activities.

Membership provides a network that helps students become better acquainted with other geography students and faculty.

Members can improve their expertise in the field of geography by learning things not normally covered in the classroom.

Members are eligible to apply for a variety of Gamma Theta Upsilon scholarships.

Membership in an academic honor society is evidence of your dedication to and competency in your potential career field. Some employers give hiring preference or a higher starting salary to honor society members.

Ask your local chapter officers or GTU faculty sponsor for information on membership procedures and the many benefits of joining Gamma Theta Upsilon