The Invitation You’ve Been Waiting For.

Tau Sigma is the national honor society exclusive to transfer students. Their mission is to “recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.” FIU’s chapter offers something for all transfers — from leading and learning to connecting and serving. Our activities and programs give members the opportunity to connect with peers and staff, gain leadership skills, serve the community, and assist new transfer students in making a successful transition to FIU.


  1. FIU degree-seeking transfer student with at least one full year of academic credits from a previous academic institution(s).
  2. Enrolled full-time in the first term at FIU (12 or more credits).
  3. Earned a 3.5 or higher GPA in the first term at FIU  or earn a GPA in the top 20% of all new transfer students for that term.

Accepting Membership

Membership to Tau Sigma is by invitation only. Students who meet the membership criteria will be sent an invitation to join after their first semester at FIU. To join Tau Sigma, students complete an membership form and pay the $50 one-time membership fee. This invitation is a one-time opportunity. Students who do not respond to the initial invitation prior to the noted deadline will be unable to join at a later date.

Why Join?

Tau Sigma provides transfer students with opportunities to enhance their connection to FIU and peers, participate in activities such as Relay for Life, apply for leadership roles in the executive board, and have fun! Scholarships are available for active Tau Sigma members, and every year Tau Sigma holds a leadership conference where transfer students from all over the country gather to network, attend sessions, and take back ideas to their respective institutions.

Many graduate and professional schools expect to see applicants who are well-rounded beyond having strong GPA’s. Tau Sigma provides meaningful experiences to hone 21st century skills that can be incorporated into personal essays and resumes.

Get Involved!

As soon as you accept your membership, visit, sign in with your FIU credentials, and request to join Tau Sigma’s page to see the dates, times, and locations of meetings and events.

More Information?

For more information about FIU’s Tau Sigma chapter, please reach out to: Under the subject line, please note “Tau Sigma.”

To learn more about the National organization, visit: Tau Sigma National Honor Society.