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.” FIUs 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.
- FIU degree-seeking transfer student with at least one full year of academic credits from a previous academic institution(s).
- Enrolled full-time in the first term at FIU (12 or more credits).
- 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.
Membership to Tau Sigma is by invitation only. Students who meet the membership criteria will be sent an invitation in the mail (snail mail) to join after their first semester at FIU. To join Tau Sigma, students complete an membership form and pay the $45 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.
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 GPAs. Tau Sigma provides meaningful experiences and 21st century skills that can be incorporated into personal essays and resumes!
As soon as you accept your membership, visit Roarsync.fiu.edu, sign in with your FIU credentials, and request to join Tau Sigma’s page in order to see the dates, times, and locations of our meetings and events. At our meetings, members discuss the many opportunities to get involved.
Members of Tau Sigma are eligible for a total of over $75,000 of scholarships annually. In 2017, two FIU Tau Sigma members were awarded scholarships totaling $2,500. Scholarship applications are available each fall. The selection process is based on involvement with FIUs chapter, service to the community, engagement at the university, and continued academic excellence.
A formal induction ceremony is held in Fall and Spring terms to recognize the outstanding achievements of our Tau Sigma members. Members must RSVP to the ceremony, and are encouraged to bring family and friends to help them celebrate their achievements! Induction ceremony information is posted on our Tau Sigma page on RoarSync (NOTE: You must sign-in to your RoarSync account and join the Tau Sigma page).
For more information about FIUs Tau Sigma chapter, please contact Faculty Advisor, Christina Andrial, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay connected with FIU chapter members, Like us on Facebook.
To learn more about the National organization, visit: Tau Sigma National Honor Society.