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What is Tau Sigma?

Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to “recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students."

Tau Sigma was incorporated as a non-profit in 1999 with Auburn University being the home of the first chapter. At that time, Auburn was becoming increasingly aware of the significant number of transfers on campus as well as the university’s inability to adequately serve them. Tau Sigma was born out of Auburn’s desire to improve its service to and recruiting and retention of transfer students.

Today, over 225 other universities have established or are currently establishing Tau Sigma chapters in their efforts to improve the services that they provide to their transfer student population. Although Tau Sigma is a relatively young organization, many members in all parts of the country have become active at their universities, participating in such activities as on-campus recruiting events for prospective transfer students, transfer student orientation, community service projects, assisting the admissions office with the recruitment of prospective transfers at junior colleges, and participating in intramural sports and socials that allow them opportunities to socialize with one another and make new friends.

NKU was awarded a charter for the Epsilon Psi chapter in September 2014. National dues are $40; there are no additional dues to NKU.

How do I join Tau Sigma?

Induction into Tau Sigma is by invitation only. Criteria for membership:

  1. Transferred in at least one year’s worth of academic credit;
  2. Completion of at least 12 credit hours at NKU;
  3. A 3.5 GPA or in the top 20% of all incoming transfer students during the term in which they transferred, or when they complete at least 12 credit hours at NKU