Sigma Phi Omega & Gerontology Club - Iowa State University

Sigma Phi Omega, chapter Iota Sigma Upsilon, is the gerontology honor society sponsored by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).  AGHE is an educational unit of The Gerontological Society of America, the premier professional association for gerontologists. 


Gerontology Club is a student organization that works closely with Sigma Phi Omega.  However, Gerontology Club is not a national organization and is based solely at Iowa State University. 


The purpose of both organizations is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, friendship, and service to older persons, and to recognize professionalism in gerontology.  Likewise, the goals of both Sigma Phi Omega and Gerontology Club are to: 

1. Serve as a link with their respective communities to promote interaction between gerontology educators, students, alumni, and local professionals

2. Provide opportunities for personal and professional interaction, share concerns, discuss issues, and engage in service activities.