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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”

2019 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 2019, Liberty University inducted 462 members, including Liberty University Online.

The honor society is overseen by the leadership of Dr. Brian Yates, Dean of CASAS.

2019-2020 Liberty Chapter Officers

  • President: Josh Bodor
  • Vice President: Krista Lyons
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Lexy Newsome

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 at the end of your first semester here at Liberty University.


Scholarship Application for Current Members

It is time for the annual Tau Sigma scholarship application to be submitted.  Last year 59 scholarships totaling $100,000 were awarded.  Five applications will be submitted from our local chapter for consideration.  To be considered, you must electronically submit your application to tausigma@liberty.edu by Friday, November 1, 2019.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Only applicants enrolled in a college or university for at least one academic term during the 2019 calendar year will be considered.  The applicant’s future enrollment does not have to be at their current institution and can be at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Previous Tau Sigma scholarship winners are not eligible.


The Scholarship Review Committee will evaluate the applicants based on their:

  • Involvement in and service to the chapter
  • Involvement in and service to the university
  • Service to the community
  • Academic achievement


While the Scholarship Review Committee does not dictate the specific weight that each of the above criteria will carry, involvement in and service to the chapter and university will be weighed more heavily than the other criteria.


  • 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.