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The University of Kentucky is proud to host the Epsilon Omicron chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the National Honor Society for International Studies. Sigma Iota Rho exists to advance the service and scholarship of students of international studies through the promotion of a deeper understanding of world affairs.

Membership in Sigma Iota Rho is intended not only to enhance the credentials of its members, though public recognition of the best and the brightest students in international studies is one of our main purposes, but is meant to encourage a life-long devotion to a better understanding of the world we live in and to continuing support for and engagement in education, service, and occupational activities that reflect the mission of Sigma Iota Rho.

In order to qualify for undergraduate membership, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed course work in international studies including courses in relevant subject areas of anthropology, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, political science, and other related disciplines;
  • Attained a junior standing and completed at least twenty-one (21) hours of course work toward the International Studies major or minor, including at least two courses at the 300 or 400 levels;
  • Attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher in all courses, and a grade point average of at least 3.4 in the international studies major;
  • Must maintain full-time student status of at least twelve (12) hours to be a voting member or hold an office.

See Sigma Iota Rho for more information on the organization.

For information on Epsilon Omicron, UK’s chapter, contact the President:  eva.cortes@uky.edu

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