The Tau Sigma Honor Society is a national honor society whose mission is to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. Cal State East Bay became the first California State University to open a chapter this fall.
Members are invited to be a part of the Honor society based on their academic achievement during the term they started at the University. The minimum academic average required for membership is either a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent thereof) or an academic average that places the prospective candidate in the top 20% of all incoming transfer students during the term in question.
Between fall 2014 and winter 2016, nearly 1,300 students had completed their first term and had met the requirement of a 3.5 GPA. At the inaugural induction ceremony that took place on Oct. 27, a total of 384 transfer students were inducted into the society as noted in East Bay Today magazine. Several of the students attend classes at Concord.
Tau Sigma hosted a Concord Campus mixer to explore programming needs and provide support for the students inducted into Tau Sigma. Nana Tutberidze-Stamos, Health Sciences major, will serve as the liaison for Concord students. “I enjoy attending both campuses and feel it is important to keep students connected to Tau Sigma.” Eric, Recreation major, holds three jobs and took 22 units this quarter. “I work hard at school and it is nice to be recognized for my efforts and meet like-minded people.” Tau Sigma will host quiet study rooms at Concord during finals and plans to continue to grow society participation at the University.
Learn more about the induction ceremony in East Bay Today