The students and faculty of the Center for International Studies launched the Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, an honor society for International Studies founded in 1984. SLU's chapter joins over 110 chapters worldwide to "promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies" and "to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs," according to the society's mission. The founding eight students: Pauline Abijaoude, Audrie Howard, Catherine Huynh, Matthew Jones, Michelle McIntosh, Mequing "July" He, Melena Abijaoude, and Michael Meyer were inducted into the organization, along with six faculty members on March 21, 2013.
The induction ceremony for the 2015/16 academic year was held on April 28th, 2016 in the Center for Global Citizenship. Present for the ceremony were (left to right): Dr. David Borgmeyer, Chapter Adviser and Director & Assistant Professor, Center for International Studies, Stephanie Roderick, 2015/16 co-president, Bridget Walde, Michaela Bukaty, Elizabeth Corcoran, Alex Hanel, Merette Khalil, Aaron Korte, Sarah Love, Sam Shreve, Tara Ukele, Summer Worthington, 2014/15 Inductee, and Emily Haas, 2015/16 co-president.
Also inducted but unable to attend the ceremony were Michael Artigues, Mallory Beirne, Rosemary Bornstein, Cassandra Houghton, Cassandra Novinger, & Micah Pfotenhauer. Congratulations students!
Sigma Iota Rho is an honor society for International Studies founded in 1984. The students and faculty of the Center for International Studies chartered the Epsilon Lambda Chapter in 2013, joining over 110 chapters worldwide to "promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies" and "to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs."
All interested SLU students are welcome to participate in the Chapter's activities:
- Meet other students interested in internationalization at SLU
- Learn about internships, scholarships, study abroad, and other international opportunities
- Hear about exciting international programs, research, and scholarship
- Celebrate your achievements and have fun!
Sigma Iota Rho also annually inducts students, faculty, and honorary members into the ranks of the national honor society.
The requirements for national membership include:
- Completed course work in international studies including courses in relevant subject areas of anthropology, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, political science, and other related disciplines;
- Attained a junior standing and completed at least twenty-one (21) hours of course work toward the International Studies major, including at least two courses at the 300 or 400 levels;
- Attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher in all courses, and a grade point average of at least 3.4 in international studies courses;
- Must maintain full-time student status of at least twelve (12) hours to be a voting member or hold an office.