Triota Honor Society

Mission Statement

Triota pins and graduation honor cords

The Alpha Phi Chapter of Iota Iota Iota ("Triota") shall be the primary unit of undergraduate student service and leadership in Notre Dame's Gender Studies Program. The purpose of this organization is to provide an environment of academic excellence, encourage undergraduate research and scholarship in Gender Studies, foster relationships among students and faculty, promote interest and awareness of issues related to gender and sexuality, and academically represent the Gender Studies Program.

Iota Iota Iota Honor Society

The Alpha Chapter of Triota, at Metropolitan State University in Denver, held its first induction ceremony in 1992 to recognize the academic achievements of students in Women's Studies. The Greek letter iota was selected to represent the goddesses Inana, Ishtar, and Isis. Iota Iota Iota strives to maintain the feminist values central to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and to encourage just, equitable, and supportive academic environments for all students.

Becoming a Member of the Honor Society

Membership in Notre Dame's Alpha Phi chapter is open to all undergraduates who have declared Gender Studies as a primary major, supplementary major, or minor. Interested applicants must (barring significant extenuating circumstances) join by Fall Break of their senior year. Triota members earn the honor cord for graduation if they maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 GPA in Gender Studies, and perform service for the program. Successful completion of these criteria will be determined by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Members of the Honor Society serve as representatives of the Gender Studies Program and help recruit new Gender Studies students, organize Majors Night, and edit and publish Through Gendered Lenses, a journal of undergraduate research in Gender Studies.

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