Gamma Theta Upsilon
Gamma Theta Upsilon, or 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 geographic knowledge and awareness on a number of college and university campuses. The VU chapter of GTU, Alpha Xi, was established on campus in May, 1950. Currently, Prof. Longan is the VU GTU faculty sponsor.

To be eligible for GTU membership, students must 1) have completed a minimum of three geography courses, 2) have a B average in geography, 3) must rank in the upper 35% of their class, and 4) have completed at least three semesters of college course work.

For the 2008-2009 academic year, the following students earned membership in GTU:

  • Adam Raynor
  • Kelsey Obenour
  • Amy Dehmlow
  • Alli Niebuhr
  • Allison Wagner
  • Chris Bitcheno
  • Luke Kanclerz
  • Patricia Korzeniewki
  • Stephen Hudak
  • Danielle Slotke
  • Elizabth Zbacnik

If you believe you are eligible for GTU membership and are interested, contact Prof. Kilpinen for further information.

For more information, you can also visit the national GTU Home Page.

The Valparaiso Chapter of GTU also has a members only group on Facebook




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