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Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)

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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. GTU works with local conservation groups, hosts geography professionals as speakers, and attends related conferences.  Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography.

Mission and Goals

Kappa Upsilon chapter's members are committed to excellence in academics and service for their university and community.
GTU is a student organization of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Geography. GTU was developed:
  1. To further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field
  2. To strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom
  3. To advance the status of Geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation
  4. To encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication
  5. To create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of Geography

Membership Eligibility:

Minimum of 3 geography courses completed

Cumulative GPA pf 3.3

Completed at least 3 semesters of coursework

Pay dues (one-time fee of $50)

GTU Officers

Amanda Barney: President (point of contact email)

Marin DeBolt: Vice President 

Zoe Ontko: Secretary

Megan Flannery: Social Media/Communications

Tali Williams: Treasurer

Hugo Sifuentes: Historian 

Groupme Link:

Meeting Times

First Thursday of the Month at 5:30pm in ELA 344

Faculty Advisor