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:
- To further professional interest in Geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field.
- To strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory.
- To advance the status of Geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation.
- To encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication.
- To create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of Geography.
- To encourage members to apply geographic knowledge and skills in service to humankind.
Textbooks for Ethiopia
In January 2014 Gamma Theta Upsilon announced a nationwide service project aimed at helping less fortunate students in Africa. Because of the shortage of books, many students at Ethiopian colleges and universities must share course textbooks. In fact, fewer than six books may be available for an entire college class. Books that are available are often in poor shape because of heavy use.
Textbooks for Ethiopia involves the work of GTU chapters in initiating book drives on their respective campuses. Chapter members collect and ship books to Oklahoma State University where they will be sorted and prepared for shipment overseas.
|Gamma Theta Upsilon is a member of the
Association of College Honor Societies
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