Texas State GTU - Kappa Upsilon Chapter

Texas State GTU members are committed to excellence in academics and service for their university and community.

GTU is a student organization of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Geography.  GTU was developed:

1. To further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field.
2. To strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom. 
3. To advance the status of Geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation.
4. To encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication.
5. To create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of Geography.

GTU Events

Look for meeting announcements in the Evans Liberal Arts (ELA) building and on the GTU bulletin board outside the main geography office, Room 139.

  • GTU Meeting, 09/09, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., ELA 344
  • Student Involvement Fair, 09/10
  • Majors Fair, 09/16, Tuesday
  • Geography Welcome Back Picnic, 09/18, Sewell Park 
  • GTU Meeting, 09/23, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., ELA 344
  • GTU Meeting, 10/14, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., ELA 344
  • Camping Trip to Robert Earl Keen's Ranch, weekend of 10/25
  • GTU Meeting, 10/28, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., ELA 344
  • GTU Meeting/Member Symposium, 11/11, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., ELA 344

GTU Benefits

Gamma Theta Upsilon membership is earned through superior scholarship; it is an honor and a professional distinction. Members receive a handsome certificate which is suitable for framing. Many members choose to remain active in GTU after graduation by joining Omega Omega alumni chapter of GTU.

Our Texas State GTU chapter sponsors speakers, campus activities, social events, and participates in service functions. Members have the opportunity to participate in numerous volunteer activities. GTU provides a network where you can become better acquainted with other geography students and can meet and talk with geography faculty. As a GTU member you can improve your expertise in the field of geography by learning things not normally dealt with in the classroom. Being a part of an academic honor society is evidence of your dedication and competency in your career field. Some employers give hiring preference to honor society members.

GTU Membership

Fill out the application form and return it to the GTU mailbox in the Geography Office, ELA 139, or turn the application in at the next GTU meeting.

*Fall semester applications are due October 14, 2014!

*Please turn in your membership dues to Austin Thomas (ast25@txstate.edu) by October 28, 2014.


GTU Giving

Texas State GTU hosts a number of meetings as well as service events throughout the year. If you are interested in giving back to GTU please contact Dr. Richard Earl (re02@txstate.edu).

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