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

Tau Sigma was incorporated as a non-profit in 1999 with Auburn University being the home of the first chapter. At that time, Auburn University was becoming increasingly aware of the significant number of transfers on campus as well as the university’s inability to adequately serve them. Tau Sigma was born out of Auburn University’s desire to improve its service to and recruiting and retention of transfer students.

Today, over 175 other universities have established or are currently establishing Tau Sigma chapters in their efforts to improve the services that they provide to their transfer student population.

The Eta Omicron chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society at UNC Greensboro was founded in 2015. The UNCG chapter has over 150 members.

Tau Sigma exists to:

  • address the current lack of recognition of outstanding academic achievement of transfer students.
  • provide motivation for the academic excellence of all incoming transfer students.
  • enhance the reputation of all transfer students.
  • provide a common bond among transfer students.
  • promote the involvement of transfer students in the college or university to which they transfer.
  • form a group of students who can help the college or university address and meet the needs of incoming transfer students.

Learn more about UNCG’s chapter on SpartanConnect: https://uncg.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/sgtsnhsLearn more about the national organization: https://tausigmanhs.org