Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Tau Sigma Honor Society

Tau Sigma Membership

Students admitted to UT Dallas for the first time (undergraduate, degree seeking students) in spring 2019, summer 2019 and/or fall 2019 who meet the below criteria will be sent membership invitations in February 2020.

Do you have questions about membership? Please contact the Tau Sigma advisor, Karen McAlister, at [email protected] or 972-883-2082.

UT Dallas students are eligible for Tau Sigma membership if they meet the following criteria:

  1. You must transfer to a four year institution of higher learning from another academic institution with at least one full year's academic credits satisfied at the prior institution(s.).
  2. You must be registered in a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree for an amount of work equal to an average full load. (Only credit hours that count toward a bachelor's degree can be used to determine Tau Sigma eligibility.)
  3. Membership in the organization shall be based upon superior academic achievement by students during their first term at UT Dallas. Only UT Dallas grades and degree-seeking hours are used to determine membership eligibility.
  4. The minimum academic average required for membership is a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Students must complete the required application and pay a membership fee on time. Students are invited to join Tau Sigma one time. Students who miss the deadline are not eligible to join at a later date.

About Tau Sigma

Tau Sigma National Honor Society, an academic honor society for transfer students, was formally installed on campus and inducted 93 members at its inauguration in April 2009. There are currently 652 members in UT Dallas' Beta Rho Chapter.

Tau Sigma recognizes the academic excellence of transfer students, while encouraging and promoting involvement in the University community, especially in activities that assist other transfer students in making a successful transition.

Students are invited to join this organization after completing one semester (12 semester credit hours or more) at UT Dallas and earning at least a 3.5 UT Dallas GPA. Invitations are typically mailed in February. For more information, visit the Tau Sigma National Honor Society website.

Transfer Services Staff

Tau Sigma Officers

2019-2020
President: Mary Farahmand

2018-2019
President: Mary Farahmand
Vice President: Henil Shah

2017-2018
President: Jacquelyn Zbranak
Vice President: Fabiola Romero
Treasurer: Stephany Alvarado
Historian: Devon Youngbird
Secretary: Hayley Vaughan

2016-2017
President: Jacquelyn Zbranak
Vice President: Sahar Nadimi
Secretary: Brittney Daniel

2015-2016
President: Naa Ashardey Sackey-Addo
Vice President: Candra Williams
Treasurer: Angela Staten

2014-2015
President: MacKenzie Ridgle
Vice President: Hung Hoang Tran
Treasurer: Nhat Pham
Secretary: Naa Ashardey Sackey-Addo

Congratulations Tau Sigma Scholars!

Members, are you interested in being nominated for the fall 2019 scholarship?  We encourage you to volunteer at Tau Sigma events, help organize meetings or workshops and/or represent Tau Sigma as a volunteer at Transfer Orientation.

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