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Iota Iota Iota
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Iota Iota Iota

Gamma Xi Chapter - National Honor Society

History

Iota Iota Iota (Triota) is the academic honor society for the field of Women’s and Gender Studies. Alpha Chapter of Triota was established in 1992 at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. The Greek Letter, Iota, was selected for the name to represent the three goddesses: Inana, Ishtar, and Isis. Triota strives to maintain the feminist values central to Women’s and Gender Studies and encourage diversity, egalitarianism, and supportive academic environments for all students. The society also promotes and facilitates activism among Women’s and Gender Studies students.   

Since its founding, Triota has established over 108 chapters across the nation. Gamma Xi Chapter of Triota was chartered at Moravian College on March 7, 2014. Members of Gamma Xi come from all academic disciplines. Gamma Xi promotes an interest in Women’s and Gender Studies, research in social problems affecting all women, and activism that leads to improvement in the condition of all people.

Eligibility

Gamma Xi seeks applicants who demonstrate high achievement in the discipline of Women’s and Gender Studies and exemplify a passion for advocacy and activism. Membership is open to any student at Moravian College who:

  • Has completed three semesters at Moravian College
  • Has completed at least four hours of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) courses (one at the 200-level or above)
  • Has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in WGSS courses

Application

If you are interested in becoming a member, submit a Triota Honor Society Application (download the pdf document). Applications should be submitted via email by the second Friday in February. Induction is held the second Friday in March in the Borhek Chapel. Prospective members will pay a $25 initiation fee when application is submitted. The fee covers lifetime membership, pin and honor cord to wear with graduate regalia.

To remain in good standing members must:

  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in WGSS courses
  • Regularly attend Triota meetings

Contact faculty advisor Dr. Belinda Waller-Peterson waller-petersonb@moravian.edu for more information.