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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Petition for Charter

To petition for a Gamma Theta Upsilon chapter at your institution, please complete the information below to submit online.

This petition MUST be completed by the faculty member who will be the chapter sponsor (or by the department chair) and NOT by a student.

As of June 1, 2009, the fee to establish a new charter is $100 minimum. For large charter classes the fee may be higher, based on actual cost.

Please note that we must receive a letter of support from the geography department chair or appropriate administrator, in addition to the online submission.


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The College

College Name* *required fields
This is a  institution*
Accredited by what Associations?
Is there a separate department of geography? Yes No
If not, how is geography organized in this institution?

The Geography Staff

Number of geography faculty?
Number who hold doctoral degree in geography?
Number who are already members of Gamma Theta Upsilon?

The geography department or section

Can a student major in geography in this institution? Yes No
Approximate number of students enrolled who are majoring in geography?

We must receive a letter of support from the chair or appropriate administrator.

The geography department or section

Has the college administration indicated its approval? Yes No
How many charter members do you think there would be in the chapter (minimum is 6, including persons already members)?
Who would be the Faculty Sponsor?

Action by International Officers:

President:___________________________________________ Favorable/Unfavorable

1st Vice President:______________________________________ Favorable/Unfavorable

Secretary:___________________________________________ Favorable/Unfavorable
Further Comments and Information:
Sender’s name*
Sender’s email*
Official Position*
To help reduce automated nuisance submissions, please enter 'gamma' here: *


Please complete all fields. Incomplete forms may be rejected.

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