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Sigma Iota Rho - Zeta Chapter

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What is Sigma Iota Rho?

Membership in Sigma Iota Rho is intended not only to enhance the credentials of its members, though public recognition of the best and the brightest students in international studies is one of our main purposes, but is meant to encourage a life-long devotion to a better understanding of the world we live in and to continuing support for and engagement in education, service, and occupational activities that reflect the mission of Sigma Iota Rho. In that way we do not limit ourselves to once-a-year pats on the back during the induction of new members, but internalize the belief that our purpose for studying international affairs is not only to position ourselves to succeed in a globalized society, but to make the world we live in a better place through our contributions in our work and day-to-day life.

This work begins in our local chapters on the campuses where Sigma Iota Rho has a presence. In this regard we hope you will 'think globally, act locally' now and in the years ahead.

-Frank Plantan, Ph.D.
National Director

2013-2014 Officers:

SIR President: Brenna Murphey - bm1388@txstate.edu
SIR Vice President: John-Patrick Blackard - jab@txstate.edu

Requirements for Membership

Undergraduate membership requires a 3.3 cumulative GPA and a 3.4 GPA in International Relations courses, a major in a relevant subject area (anthropology, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, political science, or related disciplines), and junior level standing with at least twenty-one hours of course work toward an International Relations major or minor (including at least two courses at 3000 or 4000 levels).
Full-time student status (12+ semester hours) is required to be a voting member or hold office.

Graduate student membership requires a 3.3 cumulative GPA and a 3.4  GPA in International Relations courses, major in a relevant subject area (anthropology, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, political science, or related disciplines), and at least one complete semester of graduate level work in the aforementioned areas.
Full-time student status (9+ hours) is required to be a voting member or hold office.

Becoming a Member of Sigma Iota Rho

The application for membership to Sigma Iota Rho may be printed and returned the Center for International Studies offices in Lampasas 503.

Sigma Iota Rho Application