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Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Tau Sigma National Honor Society

“Recognizing and Promoting the Academic Excellence and Involvement of Transfer Students”
2020 Induction Ceremony


The Liberty University Chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society recognizes transfer students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher after their first semester 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 2021, Liberty University inducted 696 members, including Liberty University Online. The honor society is overseen by the leadership of Dr. Brian Yates, Dean of CASAS, and Hailey Manicone, Director of Operations of CASAS.

2021-2022 Liberty Chapter Officers

  • President: Cailan Doby
  • Vice President/Treasurer: Savannah Kirby
  • Secretary: Karrington Maxwell
  • Online Community Chair: Taylor Lee
  • Technology/Social Media Chair: Chloe Garkey

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 12 hours here at Liberty University.


Last year, the national office awarded 67 scholarships totaling $100,000.  They are projecting to award between $50,000-100,000 this year!  The application period is open with all applications due by 11:59 pm on November 8th

How to enter:

Scholarship applications received by the November 8th deadline will be evaluated by the Tau Sigma Scholarship Review Committee (made up of Tau Sigma chapter advisors).  Upon completing the evaluation of the nominees, the Committee will provide the Executive Director with the ranking of the nominees.  The Executive Director will forward the rankings and recommendations for scholarships to the National Council for their approval.  The scholarships will be announced by December 20th, 2021, and awarded in mid-January, 2022.


  • 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.