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Tau Sigma National Honor Society

“Recognizing and Promoting the Academic Excellence and Involvement of Transfer Students”


2023 Induction Ceremony Video
2023 Induction Ceremony Program (PDF)


The Liberty University Chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society recognizes transfer students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher after their first 12 credit hours at Liberty University. Transfer students comprise 18% of Liberty University’s new students each Fall and 20% of Liberty University’s new students each spring. In Spring 2023, Liberty University inducted 598 members, including Liberty University Online. The honor society is overseen by the leadership of Dr. Hailey A. Manicone, Senior Director of Academic Success of CASAS, Savannah Flack, Assistant Director of Operations of CASAS, and Kathy Stolvoort, Administrative Assistant to the Dean.

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2023-2024 Liberty Chapter Officers

  • President: Cia Lukemire
  • Vice President: Margaret Curd
  • Secretary: Love Jordan
  • Online Community Chair: William Sloan
  • Social Media: Marcie Whipp

Membership Requirements

  • You must have transferred to Liberty University from another academic institution with at least 24 college credits 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 load (usually 12-15 hours – however, the definition of a full load is left to the discretion of each institution).
  • Your minimum academic average required for membership is either a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale after completing your first 12 hours here at Liberty University.


Tau Sigma National Office Scholarship

The National Office awarded 57 scholarships totaling $100,000.

Congratulations to the following Liberty University recipients: Sarah B., Delaney B., Jennifer H.

Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in November.

Liberty University Chapter Scholarship

During the past four years, over $28,000 has been awarded in service scholarships.

Information regarding the 2023-2024 service scholarship will be available in December.


  • Tau Sigma – Transition and Scholarship
  • Red – Courage when facing challenges of transition
  • Wheat – Continual harvesting of success in all future endeavors


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 100 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.



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