Gamma Theta Upsilon
Lambda Zeta Chapter established 2002

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Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography.  The Lambda Zeta chapter at Wayne State College was founded in the Spring of 2002.  GTU membership is earned through superior scholarship.  It is an honor, and a professional distinction.  Initiates have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography.  A chapter may also extend honorary membership to anyone whom it feels has, by exploration, research, lecturing, publishing, teaching, or any other way contributed to advancement in any phase of Geography.

Initiates must have completed a minimum of 3 geography courses (2 at WSC), finished at least 3 semesters of college course work, and earned a 3.3 GPA overall and in their geography classes.

Honors Chapter: The Lambda Zeta Chapter earned national recognition in 2013 and 2014 as an Honors chapter for planning activities that celebrate and spread the word about Geography.

Club Activities

Initiation Ceremonies

GTU Excellence in Geography Award

For more information on GTU at Wayne State College contact Faculty Sponsors Dr. Randy Bertolas, Connell 237 (375-7018) or Dr. Lesli Rawlings, Connell 239 (375-7299).