* Some of the information on this page was taken from the web site of the Gamma Theta Upsilon, The International Geographical Honor Society, located here.

International geographical honor society

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928, became a national organization in 1931 and an international organization in 1969. 

The Gamma Lambda chapter was founded in 1963.  Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.

About GTU*

The goals of Gamma Theta Upsilon are:

1.  To further professional interest in Geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field

2.  To strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory

3.  To advance the status of Geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation.

4.  To encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication

5.  To create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of Geography.