Sigma Iota Rho meets on Tuesdays at 5pm in DERR 108.
Sigma Iota Rho, Zeta Chapter at Texas State is an organization that brings diverse thinkers and students together to better understand our increasingly globalized society. It is our wish to work with students to maximize their academic success by creating a community of peers in which students can discuss and debate with one another. SIR at Texas State also looks to better individual members through participation in our debates, panel presentations, and group discussions. We highly encourage all International Studies students to become a member and actively participate in Sigma Iota Rho during their time at Texas State.
February 16th: International Refugee Crisis
March 1st: The Iran Nuclear Deal
March 11th: Membership applications due at 5pm
March 22nd: Modern South Africa
April 5th: Globalization and Development
April 19th: Presidential Frontrunners' Foreign Policies
April 26th: Putin, Russia, and Syria
Undergraduate membership requires a 3.3 cumulative GPA and a 3.4 GPA in International Relations/International Studies courses including all 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/International Studies 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 a graduate program which focuses on International Studies including courses in relevant subject areas of anthropology, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, political science, and other related disciplines. Also students must have at least one complete semester of graduate level work.
Full-time student status (9+ hours) is required to be a voting member or hold office.
The application for membership to Sigma Iota Rho is due Friday, March 11th at 5pm. The application may be printed and returned the Center for International Studies offices in Derrick 101. Additionally, a $50 check to the Center for International Studies must also be turned in to the office as payment for lifetime dues to Sigma Iota Rho.