Global and Regional Studies
The Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society
Some previous inductees of the UVM Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho (SIR):
Hai Chi Vu
William L. Berrey III
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 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.
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.
If you have questions, please contact the GRS Interim Program Director:
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