College of Arts and Sciences

Global and Regional Studies


Sigma Iota RhoThe Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society
for International Studies

The UVM Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) members:

Callan Barret
William L. Berrey III
Addie Chris
Anne Cleary
Allison Coppola
Samantha Dipietro
Kalle Fjeld
Alessandra Hodulik
Rohan Jesudason
William Liew
Jessica Murray
Emily Myhre
Ariel Robbins
Emma Sector
Stephanie Shaw
Lauren Shimelman
John DeCosta
Hannah Denitz
Amanda Fox
Melanie Frank
Sydney Lucia
Lilly Melgar
Julia Michel
Virginia Stroup
Emily Therrien
Kelly Walsh
Stacy Walsh
Maria White
Bailey A. Adie
Kiren Lee
Eileen S. Dirks
Samuel López-Barrantes
Matthew M. Greene
Katherine McClintic
Rachel C. McNeil
David Baillargeon
Douglas Farnham
Greta Mattessich
Karen Smith
Lauren Melevin
Marion Goodsell
Kimberly Shane
Sunshine Thunderchief
Emelie Bailey
Brian Cotter
Jay McPeters
Julia Allen
Sarah Sterling
Andrew Boyd
Caitlin Moroney
Carina Berg


The following students were inducted into the
Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society
at the 2013 SIR Induction Ceremony on Thursday, May 2, 2013:

Sarah M. Carey, Global Studies
Mary E. Donovan, Global Studies
Taylor E. Dorn, Global Studies
Molly H. Drazin, Global Studies
Jahala Dudley, Global Studies
Benedict P. Duffy, Global Studies
Kristen A. Fedie, Global Studies
Kati N. Gallagher, Global Studies
Azure M. Giroux, European Studies
Samantha Grise, Global Studies
Peter G. Grunawalt, Global Studies
James J. Hatfield, Global Studies
Julie Ho, Global Studies
Jennifer M. Poretz, Global Studies
Arielle N. Retrosi, Global Studies
Hai Chi C. Vu, Asian Studies


SIR Students 2013

A few of the 2013 SIR Honor Society inductees display their tassels and happy smiles!

Stay tuned for the 2014 SIR Honor Society Induction Ceremony to be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, 2:00pm, John Dewey Lounge (Old Mill 325)



SIR Honor Society Mission & Overview:

"The purpose of this organization shall be to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international affairs, and global studies and to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs" (www.sigmaiotarho.org).

Academic honor societies came into being to build a visible community of scholars and students with a shared interest in promoting their field of study and to the recognition of the very best among those in that community that exhibit excellence in academic achievement, service to the community, and promotion and advancement of the field of study in question. Founded in 1984, Sigma Iota Rho serves this purpose for the community of students and scholars in what is variously described as international studies, international affairs, global studies, or international relations.

The University of Vermont is proud to establish an SIR chapter to acknowledge these students in our own community of Global and Regional Studies.

Membership in Sigma Iota Rho is intended not only to enhance the credentials of its members, though public recognition of the best and the brightest students in international studies is one of our main purposes, but is meant to encourage a life-long devotion to a better understanding of the world we live in and to continuing support for and engagement in education, service, and occupational activities that reflect the mission of Sigma Iota Rho.

Membership Criteria:

The specific criteria at UVM, coinciding with the academic criteria put forth by SIR, is senior standing with a major in one of our Global and Regional Studies areas, a minimum 3.4 GPA in their major and a 3.3 cumulative GPA overall. A one-time membership fee of $45 is required to join.  Upon initiation, new members will receive a certificate of membership, Sigma Iota Rho pin, graduation cord, and a copy of the SIR publication, Journal of International Relations. Furthermore, SIR members will have access to internship and career databases, alumni relations and membership in one the world's most preeminent international relations honor societies.

Please visit the SIR website

2012 SIR Induction Ceremony and Daniels Award photo gallery


If you have questions, please contact the UVM SIR Chapter President and GRS Program Director:

Luis A. Vivanco, Ph.D.
Director, Global and Regional Studies Program
Associate Professor, Anthropology

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