Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Tau Sigma Honor Society

Graduation Cord

If you would like to order a Tau Sigma graduation cord for one of the Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremonies, you must place your order by April 15th.

Tau Sigma Membership

Students admitted to UT Dallas for the first time (undergraduate, degree seeking students) in spring 2014, summer 2014 and/or fall 2014 who meet the below criteria will be sent membership invitations in February 2015.

Do you have questions about membership? Please contact the Tau Sigma advisor, Kellie Hanford, at 972-883-6147 or Kellie@UTdallas.edu.

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.
  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.
  6. 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 424 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.

    One of our Tau Sigma officers was recently featured on the UT Dallas website volunteering at the Comet Cupboard.

    Congratulations Domonic!

    We are very excited to announce Domonic Ayala is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from Tau Sigma National Honor Society.  Domonic is one of thirty four scholarship winners nationwide.  He is the only recipient at a Texas university!

    Members are you interested in being nominated for the spring 2015 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. 

    Tau Sigma Officers 2013-2014

    Mackenzie Ridgle
    Junior, Political Science

    Vice President
    Nathan Castillo
    Senior, Cognitive Science

    Hung Hoang Tran
    Junior, Geospatial Information Science

    Ashley Marchand
    Junior, Economics and Finance

    Tau Sigma Officers 2012-2013
    President: Domonic Ayala
    Vice President: Atisha Kika Bhagwagar
    Treasurer: Tanya Ghuman
    Secretary: Claudia Lopez

    Member Updates

    Represent Tau Sigma as a Transfer Orientation Volunteer on May 21, June 26 and August 18! Volunteering at orientation allows Tau Sigma members to fulfill their mission to help other transfer students transition successfully to UT Dallas. Please contact the Tau Sigma advisor, Kellie Hanford, for volunteer information at Kellie@UTdallas.edu or 972-883-6147.