Gamma Theta Upsilon: Mu Pi Chapter

A Geographic Honor Society

The logo for Gamma Theta Upsilon

Chapter History and Vision

GTU was first established in 1928 and became a national honor society in 1931. The Mu Phi Chapter of GTU began in March 2014. GTU aims to promote professional interests within ‌geography, provide academic and professional experience, further the importance of geography both culturally and as an investigative tool, promote student research and publications, ‌provide funding for graduate study and research, and to encourage others to apply geographic thinking and skills to better our understanding of the world around us.

Requirements for Membership:

Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.3 in geography courses
Rank within 35% of their class
Have completed a minimum of 3 geography courses
Completed at least 3 semesters of full-time college course work.

Some Benefits of GTU Membership

Some employers increase salaries for GTU members.
Members can apply for 5 Gamma Theta Upsilon scholarships at $1,000 each .
Membership networking between geography students and faculty.
Engage in extra-curricular activities and accrue volunteer experience.
Participate in campus events and contribute to the local community

For more information, please contact gtu@uwf.edu

 

Pot of Gold Tutoring

Pot of Gold (PoG) is a game show style tutoring program for Introduction to Earth Science students. UWF's chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), an International Geographic Honor Society, organizes this event each semester before each semester's Intro to Earth Science exams to review course material. Over the past semester, students who participate in PoG sessions have attained higher average exam scores compared to those students who did not attend PoG. Our top students do equally well whether they attend or not, recent data shows that PoG helps to improve the exam grades of those students who find the material a little more difficult to understand. Overall, PoG is raising the minimum scores of their students and assisting with better content understanding.

Exam Scores for Introduction to Earth Science comparing grades groups by those who did and did not attend Pot of Gold Tutoring.