On Monday, April 13th, 2015, 113 Northern Arizona University–Extended Campuses students were inducted in the Tau Sigma National Honor Society and were recognized during a ceremony held on NAU’s Flagstaff campus.
Tau Sigma’s mission is to “recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.” To be eligible for membership, students must complete 12 or more credit hours in their first semester at NAU with a 3.5 GPA or higher, which is undeniably no easy feat.
Tau Sigma National Honor Society is exclusively for transfer students and its members represent the most accomplished transfer students on and off campus. Members of Tau Sigma are great resources and role models for the current and future transfer students at NAU.
“We are happy to add Extended Campuses students to our chapter,” says Staff Advisor Leslie Mitchell. “It’s an honor to be able to recognize all transfer students’ academic achievements. It was really wonderful that some EC students were able to join us for our induction ceremony and be recognized for their academic excellence.”
There is a huge amount of prestige associated with joining a university honor society, and being recognized as a top-performing student is an extremely valuable resume boost. Honor societies also open doors for students to attend special events, leadership opportunities, and the chance to network with other students who share common goals and accomplishments.
“It was awesome to meet my fellow students and feel the energy in the room as we waited to join the Tau Sigma National Honor Society,” said newly inducted member Richard Ellis. “I could see we all felt a certain pride at our achievements and were humbled to be recognized for this honor.”
Induction into such an esteemed honor society is certainly something to be extremely proud of, and congratulations are in order for each one of the new members. To learn more about the NAU Tau Sigma Chapter, please visit http://nau.edu/SSI/Transfer-Commuter-Connections/Tau-Sigma/