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Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Tau Sigma Crest


The purpose of Tau Sigma National Honor Society is to recognize the academic achievement of students transferring to Western Carolina University (WCU) from another academic institution and to encourage and promote the students' involvement at WCU. Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students." New transfer students at WCU who earn at least a 3.5 GPA on a full-time load of at least 12 credit hours their first semester will receive an invitation to join.

Tau Sigma members become active members of the university, participating in campus events and programs, community service projects, and social networking events that provide fellowship with one another and opportunities to make new friends.

TAU SIGMA: A Registered Student Organization @ WCU.  Sponsor: The Office of Student Retention, Student Transitions

Membership Eligibility

  • Transfer to WCU with at least one full-year of academic credits
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a bachelor’s degree program
  • Earn a 3.5 of higher GPA during your first term at WCU


  • Enjoy recognition for your hard work and success
  • Make connections that count with faculty, staff, and peers
  • Discover resources and services available to Transfer Students 


  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Attend conferences and workshops

Induction Ceremony Spring 2024

  • This years Tau Sigma Induction Ceremony is March 19th, 2024
  • For questions about your eligibility for Tau Sigma please contact Madison Steward at
  • Congratulations to all of our new inductees! 
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