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Sigma Phi Omega

What is Sigma Phi Omega?

Sigma Phi Omega is the National Honor Society formed in 1980 to recognize the excellence of those who study gerontology/aging, as well as of the professional aging service personnel.

What is the purpose of Sigma Phi Omega?

Sigma Phi Omega seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.

Who is eligible for membership in Sigma Phi Omega?

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring or minoring in gerontology/aging studies and related fields, and who are in at least their second term of enrollment. Undergraduates must have a grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, and graduate students must have at least a 3.5 G.P.A. to be eligible for membership. Faculty, alumni, professional, and honorary memberships are also available.

The Alpha Lambda Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega, the National Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology, initiated its charter members in March 1986. Members continue to meet regularly in the spring at Nazareth for initiation ceremonies, a presentation, and business meeting.

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