Gamma Theta Upsilon

UT Dallas - Mu Gamma Chapter

At The University of Texas at Dallas, our students and faculty have the chance to join Gamma Theta Upsilon. Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society in geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.

President: Stephanie Clark

Co-Vice President: Cameron Arceneaux

Co-Vice President: Kevin Fuchs

Treasurer: Lauren Mincey

Secretary: Brennan Stout

IT Liaison: Cameron Sheffield

Outreach Coordinator: Cassidy Exum

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cummings & Dr. Dennis Dean

Our Purpose

The purpose of this Society shall be:

  • To further professional interest in Geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field.
  • To strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory.
  • To advance the status of Geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation.
  • To encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication.
  • To create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of Geography.
  • To encourage members to apply geographic knowledge and skills in service to humankind.


  • Persons seeking membership must be initiated, typically during Spring semester, through an established chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon. The following is the criteria to become a member:
  • Must have a GPA of at least 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) in geography courses
  • Rank in the top 35% of their class
  • Have completed a minimum of 3 geography courses
  • Have completed at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of full-time college course work.
  • Please note that regular members do not have to be currently enrolled, nor must they be geography majors.