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Tau Sigma is a national academic honors society designed to acknowledge the academic achievements and university involvements of transfer students.

 Our purpose is to provide a support system for incoming transfer students, encourage the involvement of transfer students on campus (and virtually), and provide resources that propagate success. Our Tau Sigma local chapter is open to all transfer students at UCSD! We here at Tau Sigma aim to provide an environment where transfers, such as yourself, can feel a sense of familiarity and community to encourage as successful a transition as possible. General members can still get involved in various activities, including leadership! However, National Membership is restricted, and provides it's own perks. See below for more information. 

Tau Sigma meetings will resume in Fall. Check back for more information.

What are the benefits of participating in Tau Sigma National Honor Society?

Being an official Tau Sigma member provides scholarship and leadership opportunities!

What are the requirements to become a national member?

Find out the membership requirements on the Tau Sigma National Honor Society page: Membership - Tau Sigma National Honor Society (

What is the timeline for being inducted as a national member?

  1. Members are only invited once during their academic journey to join Tau Sigma.
  2. At the beginning of your first winter quarter, eligible members will receive an email from requesting they express interest in joining.
  3. The interest list is emailed to Tau Sigma National Honor Society by Week 3.
  4. Tau Sigma National Honor Society will follow up with a direct email to those who indicated interest on how to sign up for a lifetime membership.
  5. Induction ceremony will occur at the end of Winter quarter.

Does it cost money to join?

To join Tau Sigma National Honor Society, dues range from $50-65. This is a one-time payment for a lifetime membership, and includes graduation cords and pin.

Is there a chance I would lose my membership?

Nope! Once in Tau Sigma, always in Tau Sigma.

Do I need to be a National member to participate in Tau Sigma events?

Nope! The Tau Sigma chapter at UC San Diego is open to all!
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