Tau Sigma is a national honor society dedicated to "recognizing and promoting the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. On April 30, 2014, the Lee Honors College established the Zeta Chi chapter of Tau Sigma on the campus of Western Michigan University. WMU is the fourth chapter of Tau Sigma in the State of Michigan and the 145th chapter in the United States. The first group of 30 students, each signing the charter, were inducted into the society on November 21, 2014, along with honorary member, WMU President, Dr. John Dunn. In the March of 2016, WMU held its second induction ceremony taking in 135 new student members, as well as four honorary members.
On March 24, 2017, Zeta Chi Chapter inducted 85 new members with a average GPA of 3.85 and 21 members who had a perfect 4.0 in their first semester at WMU. We also had two honorary members, Laura Darrah and Paul Hildenbrand, associate director of residence life and manager of recruitment and outreach respectively who both work at WMU.
Transfer students, during the first semester or session of attendance at WMU, completing a full course load of 12 hours or more for a fall or spring semester or 6 hours or more during either summer session with a 3.5 or higher will be invited to become a member of Tau Sigma. The induction ceremony will be held in the spring semester of every year.
Tau Sigma membership allows students the opportunity to develop new friendships, become more engaged on campus, and develop leadership skills. In addition, members are able to apply for national scholarships as low as $500 and up to $2500 in value. The national organization also hosts a leadership conference each fall with up to three students from each chapter being invited to attend.
2017 - 2018 Officers:
Amanda Hicks - President
Zakary VanArman - Vice President
Mackenzie Reaume - Secretary/Social Media
OPEN - Treasurer/Program Manager
Steve Miller - Advisor
For more information about Tau Sigma, please visit the national website.
You may also contact Steve Miller, chapter adviser, at (269) 387-2167 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .