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MU KAPPA – Goals, Information and Eligibility

mu_kappa_2019_inductionInitiated in the spring of 2012 by professor Kari Jensen, Mu Kappa is the Hofstra chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), which is an international honor society in geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.

GTU's Goals are:

  1. To further professional interest in Geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field.
  2. To strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory.
  3. To advance the status of Geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation.
  4. To encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication.
  5. To create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of Geography.
  6. To encourage members to apply geographic knowledge and skills in service to humankind.

For more information see: www.gammathetaupsilon.org


Gamma Theta Upsilon membership is earned through superior scholarship; it is an honor, and a professional distinction.

Members receive a handsome certificate, suitable for framing.

No further membership dues are paid to the national organization after the initiation fee. Members are eligible to apply for Gamma Theta Upsilon scholarships.

Membership in an academic honor society is evidence of your dedication and competency in your career field. Some employers give hiring preference to honor society members.

For more information, please visit www.gammathetaupsilon.org/membership.


Regular Member: Initiates must have completed a minimum of 3 geography courses, have a GPA of at least 3.3 overall and in geography, and shall have completed at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of college course work.

Honorary Member: A chapter may extend honorary membership to anyone whom it feels has, by exploration, research, lecturing, publishing, teaching, or any other way contributed to marked advancement in any phase of Geography. The fees for Honorary membership are paid by the local chapter.
For more information see: www.gammathetaupsilon.org/eligibility

For more information about joining our Chapter, please contact:
Dr. Kari B Jensen, Faculty Sponsor

GTU members at Hofstra University

Mu Kappa Induction Ceremonies

Mu Kappa News

Mu Kappa Receives Prestigious Honors Chapter Award for Fifth Year in a Row

Mu Kappa Receives Prestigious Honors Chapter Award for Fourth Year in a Row

The Global Studies and Geography Department Celebrates Geography Awareness Week 2017

Mu Kappa Receives Prestigious Honors Chapter Award for Third Year in a Row

Guest Lecture, November 16, 2016: Frank Galgano, Chair, Department of Geography and Environment, Villanova University

Mu Kappa Receives Prestigious Honors Chapter Award for Second Year in a Row

Mu Kappa Awarded the Prestigious Honors Chapter Award by Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) for 2015

Department of Global Studies and Geography Initiates a Hofstra Chapter and Inducts Students into International Geographic Honor Society

Annual Reports