University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Global and Regional Studies Program


Sigma Iota RhoThe Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society
for International Studies

Some previous inductees of the UVM Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho (SIR):

Taylor Dorn
Molly Drazin
Jahala Dudley
Benedict Duffy
Kristen Fedie
Kati Gallagher
Azure Giroux
Samantha Grise
Peter Grunawalt
James Hatfield
Julie Ho
Jennifer Poretz
Arielle Retrosi
Hai Chi Vu
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


The following students were inducted into the
Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Studies
on Thursday, May 1, 2014:


Amy Chalmers Global Studies
Kathleen Doyle Global Studies
Tristan Hackett Global Studies
Bronwen Hudson European Studies
Nolan Langhammer Global Studies
Shaina MacLauchlan Global Studies
Gina Mangiafico Global Studies
Kara McDonald Global Studies
Kenny Nguyen Global Studies
Riker Pasterkiewicz Global Studies
Ani Quigley Global Studies
Jamie Sharken Global Studies
Zooey Souligny Global Studies
Julie Wolfman Global Studies


2014 SIR Induction Ceremony
SIR students










2014 SIR students with faculty









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" (

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


If you have questions, please contact the GRS Interim Program Director:

Prof. Peter VonDoepp.

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