Honor Society for Transfer Students Established

Posted: May 4, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ryann Doyle

Tau Sigma National Honor Society is Mason’s first honor society for transfer students. One hundred and five students accepted membership this spring.

“The Tau Sigma National Honor Society is a society for students that have transferred from one institution (or institutions) to another and have made high academic achievement during their first term,” says Frances L. Herrity, Tau Sigma’s academic advisor and co-director of the Transfer Center.

The purpose of the organization, as stated in its constitution is: “To recognize the academic achievement of students transferring to Mason from another academic institution and to encourage and promote the students’ involvement at Mason.”

The first induction ceremony took place on the Prince William Campus on Friday, May 1. Ronald Carmichael, the executive officer of the Prince William Campus, was the keynote speaker.

For more information about the Tau Sigma National Honor Society, contact Herrity.

Some of the other honor societies at Mason are

Alpha Lambda Delta

For students who excel in their first year of college.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Honor society for business programs.

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society

International honor society for counselors-in-training, counselor educators and professional counselors that promotes scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling and recognizes academic and clinical excellence.

Delta Alpha Pi

Established at Mason in 2008, recognizes and promotes academic excellence for students with disabilities.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

Develops leadership, celebrates high achievement, promotes high standards and provides support for personal growth.

Order of Omega

Recognizes those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities and have inspired others to do the same.

Phi Beta Delta

Dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education.

Pi Sigma Alpha

National political science honor society.

Psi Chi

Psychology student national honor society.

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