Gamma Theta Upsilon

The International Geographical Honor Society


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April, 2016 Issue of the GTU Quarterly Newletter is now available on our Newsletter page.

April, 2016: Volume 56-1 of The Geographical Bulletin is now online.

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Chapter Report Form

To be completed by June 15, 2016.

The Awards Committee will select Honors Chapter Winners and Presidential Honors Chapter winners from among chapters that submit annual reports and that provide the additional information requested below. Reports must be submitted by the June 15th deadline to be considered for Honors Chapter and Presidential Honors Chapter awards.

Forms may be submitted online below, or by mail to:

Dr. Susy Ziegler
Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

Chapter Name* *required fields
Chapter Address*
Chapter Website or Social Media Address
Faculty Sponsor
Vice President

Highlights of Activities of 2015-2016 Academic Year (200-800 words):
Please note that we will be posting an edited version of chapter reports on the GTU Website.  We are limiting the "Highlights of Activities" section above to a strict 800 word limit.

Additional Information to be Considered for Chapter Awards

Chapters that wish to be considered for the Honors Chapter Award or the Presidential Honors Chapter Award should indicate that they believe that they have satisfied each of the awards criteria and provide answers to the questions listed below. The awards committee will use these answers to judge whether or not the chapter has satisfied the criteria for a chapter honors award.  The criteria for the awards can be found in the Operations and Procedures manual on the GTU website at:

Honors Chapter Award (complete all that apply)

1) We satisfied the criteria for the induction of new members.
(Increase the number of new inductees over the previous year or induct at least 5 new members for programs that only award bachelor's degrees or 8 members for programs that award masters and doctoral degrees.)
  a. How many new members did you induct this year?
  b. How many new members did you induct last year?
  c. Does your program award only bachelor's degrees or
      does it award masters or doctoral degrees?
Bachelor's degrees only: 
Masters or doctoral degrees: 

We provided leadership for two events designed to promote geography during the last academic year.

Please list the events and provide a brief description of how they promoted geography:


We have developed and maintained a web site or social media presence (Facebook page, Twitter feed, etc.) for our chapter that is regularly updated with chapter activities and meetings. (You should already have provided your website or social media address above.)


We have submitted an annual report to the 2nd Vice President.


Presidential Honors Chapter Award (complete all that apply)


Complete the questions about the honors chapter award above.


Our chapter planned and implemented at least one activity of any kind each month during the regular academic year.

Please list the activities:


We hosted an event to which we invited GTU alumni.

Please describe the event and how many GTU alumni attended:


Provide evidence of campus/community or national leadership to promote geography by indicating that you have satisfied at least two of the following criteria. Provide a short description of your activities as indicated.


a.  We provided leadership for at least six activities to promote geography during the academic year (including the two required for Honors Chapter status). Geography Awareness Week and other activities that raise awareness of geography to a public beyond the GTU chapter will be considered evidence of leadership in this area.

Please list the activities and briefly describe how they promoted geography:



b. GTU members made at least three visits to K-12 schools.

Please briefly describe the visits:



c. One or more chapter members submitted a student authored or co-authored article to the Geographical Bulletin.

Please provide the name of the author(s) or co-author(s) and the title of their article(s):


d. One or more student chapter members presented a student authored (or co-authored) paper or poster at a regional or national AAG or NCGE meeting.

Please provide the names of student authors, the titles of their papers or posters, and the meeting they presented at:



e. Our chapter participated in the GTU/AAG Visiting Geographical Scientist Program.


One or more of our chapter members applied for a national GTU scholarship (Buzzard Undergraduate Scholarship, Buzzard Graduate Scholarship, Maxfield Scholarship, Richason Scholarship or Rechlin Scholarship).  

  Please provide the name of the applicant(s) and scholarship(s) they applied for:


Our chapter sponsored a new GTU chapter at a college (or community college) or university that doesn't have one or assisted an inactive chapter to reactivate. (Chapters should consult the chapter map on the GTU web site and contact their regional councilor or the GTU executive director for assistance in finding and sponsoring institutions that lack a chapter or that may be inactive.) 

  Please briefly describe your sponsorship or assistance:

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