Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Tau Sigma Honor Society

Tau Sigma Membership

Students admitted to UT Dallas for the first time (undergraduate, degree seeking students) in spring 2017, summer 2017, and/or fall 2017 who meet the below criteria will be sent membership invitations in February 2018.

Do you have questions about membership? Please contact the Tau Sigma advisor, Kellie Hanford, at [email protected] or 972-883-6147.

UT Dallas students are eligible for Tau Sigma membership if they meet the following criteria:

  1. You must transfer to a four year institution of higher learning from another academic institution with at least one full year's academic credits satisfied at the prior institution(s).
  2. You must be registered in a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree for an amount of work equal to an average full load. (Only credit hours that count toward a bachelor's degree can be used to determine Tau Sigma eligibility).
  3. Membership in the Organization shall be based upon superior academic achievement by students during their first term at UT Dallas. Only UT Dallas grades and degree-seeking hours are used to determine membership eligibility.
  4. The minimum academic average required for membership is a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Students must complete the required application and pay a membership fee on time. Students are invited to join Tau Sigma one time. Students who miss the deadline are not eligible to join at a later date.

About Tau Sigma

Tau Sigma National Honor Society, an academic honor society for transfer students, was formally installed on campus and inducted 93 members at its inauguration in April 2009. There are currently 652 members in UT Dallas' Beta Rho Chapter.

Tau Sigma recognizes the academic excellence of transfer students, while encouraging and promoting involvement in the University community, especially in activities that assist other transfer students in making a successful transition.

Students are invited to join this organization after completing one semester (12 semester credit hours or more) at UT Dallas and earning at least a 3.5 UT Dallas GPA. Invitations are typically mailed in February. For more information, visit the Tau Sigma National Honor Society website.

Transfer Services Staff

Tau Sigma Officers 2017-2018

Jacquelyn Zbranak
Senior, Electrical Engineering

Vice President
Fabiola Romero
Junior, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Stephany Alvarado
Senior, Business Administration

Devon Youngbird
Senior, Arts and Technology

Hayley Vaughan
Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies

Tau Sigma Officers 2016-2017
President: Jacquelyn Zbranak
Vice President: Sahar Nadimi
Secretary: Brittney Daniel

Tau Sigma Officers 2015-2016
President: Naa Ashardey Sackey-Addo
Vice President: Candra Williams
Treasurer: Angela Staten

Tau Sigma Officers 2014-2015
President: MacKenzie Ridgle
Vice President: Hung Hoang Tran
Treasurer: Nhat Pham
Secretary: Naa Ashardey Sackey-Addo

Congratulations Naa!

We are very excited to announce Naa Ashardey Sackey-Addo is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from Tau Sigma National Honor Society.  Naa is one of thirty four scholarship winners nationwide.  She is the only recipient at a Texas university!

Members are you interested in being nominated for the fall 2017 scholarship?  We encourage you to volunteer at Tau Sigma events, help organize meetings or workshops, and/or represent Tau Sigma as a volunteer at Transfer Orientation. 

Fall 2017 Events

First October Member Meeting
Monday, October 9, 7-9pm
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Second October Member Meeting
Monday, October 23, 7-9pm
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December Member Meeting
Thursday, December 7, 12-2pm
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Check back on our page for an updated list of events for the fall semester.