Welcome to the Eta Nu chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon - The National
Honor Society for Geography
What is GTU?
Gamma Theta Upsilon
(GTU) is an international honor society dedicated to activities that
support geography knowledge and awareness. Gamma Theta Upsilon was
founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Our Eta Nu
chapter at BSC was founded in 1988. Members of GTU meet specific
academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography.
You can also find out more by visiting GTU international.
Benefits of GTU Membership
- Most chapters sponsor extra-curricular activities: speakers,
films, campus-wide programs, field trips, social events, and
participate in service functions.
- Membership provides networking where you can become better
acquainted with other geography students and alumni, and can meet and
talk with geography faculty informally.
- Members can improve their expertise in the field of geography by
learning things not normally experienced in the classroom.
- Members are eligible to apply for Gamma Theta Upsilon
- Membership in an academic honor society is evidence of your
dedication and competency in your career field. Some employers give
hiring preference to honor society members.
Requirements for Membership
- You must have completed at least 3 semesters of college course
- You must have taken a minimum of 3 Geography courses.
- You must have a “B” (3.0) average in Geography (major or minor).
If you are not sure of your record on any of these, check on
InfoBear or with your Advisor.
For more information about joining GTU, please contact Dr.
What will GTU be like here at BSC?
That's up to you! You’ll want to at least have an initiation
banquet before the end of the semester so seniors can wear honor cords
at graduation. Think of what else you’d like to do & start
Last Modified: November 9, 2009