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 2014/15 academic year was held on April 10, 2015 in the Center for Global Citizenship. Present for the ceremony were (left to right): Summer Worthington, Stephanie Roderick, Molly Carroll, Patrick Schrauth, Lauren Lovato and Patrick Glasgow. Also inducted but unable to attend the ceremony were Mary Arenberg, Emily Haas, Caitlin Johnson, Theresa Martin and Renee Richter. The co-presidents for the 2015/16 academic year are Emily Haas and Stephanie Roderick. Congratulations students!