Honor Society: Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)
Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. GTU activities support geography knowledge and awareness. Prospective members must have completed a minimum of three geography courses, have a B average in geography, must rank in the upper 35 percent of their class and shall have completed at least three semesters of college course work.
Membership is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. New GTU members at Salem State are inducted during the annual geography day awards ceremony in the spring.
GTU's goals are:
- To further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field
- To strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory
- To advance the status of geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation
- To encourage student research of high quality and to promote an outlet for publication
- To create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of geography
The geographical society is open to all students of Salem State University. The purpose of the geographical society is to bring the people of the world together in an effort to share and learn from each other about different beliefs, views and cultures. We do this through exploration of the many cultural and regional aspects within our reach. We welcome you to join us!
The geographical society is host to a variety of events both informative and entertaining. Events range from physical activities such as rock climbing to educational events like the NESTVAL conference. The society aims to connect with nearby professionals and employers to inform members of the many opportunities available to geographers. Past career oriented events have included trips to the ESRI offices in Danvers and trips to a local meteorology station.
For more information about GTU or the Geographical Society, please contact Marcos Luna.