Gamma Theta Upsilon

The International Geographical Honor Society


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March, 2017 Issue of the GTU Newsletter is now available on our Newsletter page.

February, 2017 Editor Sought for The Geographical Bulletin

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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. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.

GTU’s Goals are:

  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 and laboratory.
  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.
  6. To encourage members to apply geographic knowledge and skills in service to humankind.

Textbooks for Africa

Textbooks-for-ethiopiaIn 2014 Gamma Theta Upsilon chapters provided leadership for a successful book drive called "Textbooks for Ethiopia."  The GTU Executive Committee will continue this effort in 2016 through an initiative called "Textbooks for Africa" that will benefit students within a larger number of countries.

A large number of courses at African colleges and universities are taught in English.  In addition to geography, the subject areas in most need are social sciences, humanities, technology, business, natural sciences, engineering, biological sciences, and agriculture (but other textbooks are also welcome!).

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