University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Geography

GTU Geography

Gamma Theta Upsilon, International Geography Honor Society

GTU Image GTU celebrations during Geography Awareness Week 2015

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness. Membership in this honor society carries high prestige within the discipline of Geography. It is a mark of achievement that sets you apart as an outstanding scholar in Geography when applying to Graduate School or on job applications. Membership in this honor society should be listed on your resume. In addition, GTU membership confers certain benefits (merit points on some civil service exams; salary bonuses in selected federal agencies) to those applying for employment within the U.S. federal government.  Active Gamma Theta Upsilon members of junior or senior undergraduate status are also eligible to compete for scholarship funds offered through the national organization.

Academic requirements are: You must have completed a minimum of 3 geography courses, have a GPA of at least 3.3 in geography courses, rank in the top 35% of their class, and have completed at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of college course work. More information about GTU is available . Information about GTU membership, can be found here: Gamma-Theta-Upsilon-Brochure

2017 Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) Induction ceremony takes place on Friday, 8 December, 2017 from 10:45 am to 11:45 am in the John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill.

In addition more information about UVM’s Eta Alpha chapter of GTU please contact Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, PhD, Professor, Geography Department Chair, e-mail:

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