Gamma Sigma Alpha
A National Academic Greek Honor Society
Does Your Fraternity or Sorority Community Make The Grade?
Gamma Sigma Alpha was founded at the University of Southern California on November 9, 1989, by a group of scholastic achievers representing various fraternities and sororities dedicated to the advancement of higher education and academic accomplishment. Led by Beth K. Saul, USC’s visionary Sorority Advisor, a national board was established the following year to promote the organization’s ideals on campuses across the country. Gamma Sigma Alpha quickly grew to over 190 chapters in a little more than a decade. Today, this honor society has more than 215 chapters and recognizes nearly 2,000 members of fraternities and sororities each year.
Gamma Sigma Alpha National Academic Greek Honor Society (GSA) is the premier organization committed to the academic success of our members and alignment with the academic missions of our host institutions. Students are eligible for membership based on grade point average and membership in a Greek fraternity or sorority. The Society strives to uphold the high ideals of scholastic achievement and therefore, only students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) at the start of their junior year or a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in any semester during their junior or senior year are eligible. Gamma Sigma Alpha is headquartered in Colorado, with over 215 chapters across the country and in Canada.
- Gamma Sigma Alpha exists to recognize and advance academic excellence as a core value of fraternities and sororities.
- Gamma Sigma Alpha will continue to be the premier honor society to showcase and recognize the diverse academic and intellectual accomplishments of members of the fraternal movement.
- Academic Engagement – members are deeply involved in academic pursuits and demonstrate a commitment to learning
- Congruence – challenge fraternities and sororities to meet their talk with action and realize their role in supporting the academic mission of institutions of higher education
- Excellence – we strive to reach our potential in all that we do; high expectations are set and members aspire to achieve
- Inclusion – shared goals are met through the involvement of diverse populations
- Knowledge – intellectual capacity is increased; we develop an awareness to improve the global community and serve society
- Recognition – celebrating accomplishments of our members
- Relationships – community is built through collaboration with university faculty, researchers, staff and other stakeholders to ensure academic success of members and an emphasized role of academics as a cornerstone of the fraternal movement
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