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Tau Sigma National Honor Society


“Recognizing and Promoting the Academic Excellence and Involvement of Transfer Students”
2022 Induction Ceremony

Welcome

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 2022, Liberty University inducted 738 members, including Liberty University Online. The honor society is overseen by the leadership of Dr. Brian C. Yates, Dean of CASAS, and Dr. Hailey A. Manicone, Senior Director of Academic Success of CASAS.

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2022-2023 Liberty Chapter Officers

  • President: Victory Akor
  • Vice President: Jennifer Huffman
  • Treasurer: Isaiah Franqui
  • Secretary: Delaney Bandy
  • Online Community Chair: Tammy Clem
  • Social Media: Sarah Bingham

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.

Scholarships

Tau Sigma National Office Scholarship

Last year, the Tau Sigma National Office awarded 71 scholarships totaling $100,000.  They are projecting to award between $80,000-100,000 this year!  Your officers here at Liberty University encourage you to apply.

Scholarship Criteria

The Scholarship Review Committee will evaluate the nominees 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.

Application Process

Those wanting to apply for a scholarship through the National Office will follow the steps below before 4:30 p.m. on November 2nd.

  1. Download the Tau Sigma National Office Scholarship Application
  2. Read the instructions and review the application.
  3. Complete the application to the best of your ability.
  4. Save the document as (first name last name) National Office Scholarship Application 2022 (Example: Joe Smith National Office Scholarship Application 2022)
  5. Email the document to TauSigma@liberty.edu by 4:30 p.m. on November 2, 2022.

Winners will be announced in December 2022 or January 2023. Someone from our Tau Sigma chapter at Liberty will contact all the Liberty winners.

Please direct your questions to TauSigma@liberty.edu.

Liberty University Chapter Scholarship

As a chapter, we would like to announce our 4th annual Liberty Tau Sigma Service Scholarship! Over the past 3 years, we have awarded over $21,000 in scholarships. More details will be announced in November with an application deadline of February.


Logo

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

History

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.


Contact

tausigma@liberty.edu

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