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 Purpose and Objective

The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences. It has for its objectives the scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement of its members and the extension of relations of friendship and assistance among colleges and universities which are devoted to the advancement of the Earth Sciences.

History and Government

The Society was founded on March 30, 1915, at The University of Kansas. Nearly 200 chapters throughout the United States have been installed since 1915.  

Why Should I Join?

Membership in Sigma Gamma Epsilon and the listing of it on one’s résumé (or the wearing of a member's pin) tells a prospective employer or a colleague that you are at least a "B" average student and that in the eyes of your peers you are professionally motivated. Members serve their departments in a number of ways such as organizing field trips, tutoring, arranging displays, etc.  Members of Sigma Gamma Epsilon are encouraged to submit articles to the Society’s professional journal, The Compass, as it provides the opportunity to share your research with the Society. The Compass contains student papers and articles by practicing earth scientists in addition to news and notes about the Society. As an associated society of the Geological Society of America, Sigma Gamma Epsilon members are entitled to GSA-member rates for registration at national and regional meetings and for purchase of GSA publications.

Fees and Dues

A one-time initiation fee of $25.00 is charged. Once you are initiated you are always a member of the Society; however, while you are a student you pay annual National Dues of $15.00.

How Can You Join?

Any person in any branch of the Earth Sciences who has completed at least 10 semester hours or 15 quarter hours in Earth Science courses and has maintained a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in all Earth Science courses together with an overall G.P.A. of 2.67 in all college courses is qualified for membership.

If you qualify and wish to join, email:  

President:  Karim Minkara      kminkara1@student.gsu.edu          

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Christy Visaggi     Cvisaggi@gsu.edu    

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Description

Sigma Gamma Epsilon was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences. It has the objectives of scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement for its members and the extension of relationships among those devoted to Earth Sciences.

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Academic

President Name

Katherine Connell

Faculty/Staff Advisor Name

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Christy Visaggi

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Organization Purpose Statement

The Society was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences. It has the objectives of scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement for its members and the extension of relationships among those devoted to Earth Sciences.

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Both Undergraduate & Graduate

Total Organization Members

25

Selection Process

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Any person in any branch of the Earth Sciences who has completed at least 10 semester hours or 15 quarter hours in Earth Science courses and has maintained a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in all Earth Science courses together with an overall G.P.A. of 2.67 in all college courses is qualified for membership.

Are members required to pay dues to particpate?

Yes

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A one-time initiation fee of $25.00 is charged. Once you are initiated you are always a member of the Society; however, while you are a student you pay annual National Dues of $15.00.

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