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Tau Sigma is an academic honor society
to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.

By establishing chapters at four-year institutions across the country, Tau Sigma is able to recognize the academic achievement of the most outstanding transfers nationwide and, in the process, help universities better serve their transfer population. Tau Sigma members (among the most accomplished transfer students on campus) are perhaps the greatest resources available to serve the current and future transfer students.

We are proud to be the Beta Eta Chapter of Tau Sigma at the University of Maryland, College Park. Email tausigma@umd.edu with any questions!


The Beta Eta Chapter of Tau Sigma recognizes the academic achievement of students transferring to the University of Maryland from other academic institutions, and encourages and promotes transfer students' involvement at the University and its surrounding community.

Explore our Virtual Office to learn more about our Branch, Officers, and Upcoming Events! Learn more about the national honor society.

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Currently, the Beta Eta Chapter has over 1,000 members and it is growing stronger each year!

Membership Criteria:

  • You must transfer to the University of Maryland from another academic institution with at least one full year’s academic credits satisfied at the prior institution(s).
  • You must be registered in a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree for an amount of work equal to an average full course load (minimum of 12 credit hours).
  • Students must achieve superior academic achievement during their first term at the University of Maryland (only credit hours that count toward a Bachelor's Degree can be used to determine Tau Sigma eligibility).
  • The minimum academic average required for membership is either a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or an academic average that places the prospective candidate in the top 20% of all incoming transfer students during the term in question.

  • *Eligibility is limited to the first term of enrollment at the University of Maryland.

Meet the Officers

  • Emily Howes, President
  • Asha Jackson, Social/Community Engagement Chair
  • Amin Shehata, Community Service Chair
  • Ila Roes, Secretary
  • Jagatvir Singh, Treasurer

More information:

Chapter Advisor: Keanu Stovall

Office of Letters & Sciences
1117 Hornbake Library

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Scott A. Wolpert

Department of Mathematics
2312 Mathematics Building

Sponsored by:
Office of Undergraduate Studies
2110 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
email: ugst@umd.edu | phone: 301-405-9363