Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor
society in geography. GTU 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
The Purposes of GTU are:
Benefits of GTU Membership
Most chapters sponsor speakers, campus-wide programs, field
trips and social events, and participate in service functions. Members can
Why should you join GTU?
There are two classes of membership in GTU:
Initiates must have completed a minimum of three geography
courses; have a 3.3 GPA in geography and overall; and have completed at least
three semesters of college coursework.
A chapter may extend honorary membership to anyone whom it
feels has, by exploration, research, lecturing, publishing, teaching, or any
other way contributed to marked advancement in any phase of Geography. The fees
for Honorary membership are paid by the local chapter.
Visiting Geographical Scientist Program (VGSP)
The Visiting Geographical Scientist Program, funded by GTU
and administered by the Association of American Geographers (AAG), provides an
opportunity for chapters to host a distinguished geographer on their campus.
The visiting geographer will give a lecture on a topic in geography and meet
with faculty, students, and administrators.
Chapters should contact the AAG for information about the Visiting
Geographical Scientist Program.
For more Information talk to your advisor or the department chair.