Recognizing and Promoting The Academic Excellence and Involvement of Transfer Students


1) Must be enrolled as a full time student.
2) Must have transferred into Virginia Tech with at least 24 academic credits.
3) 3.5 GPA or top 20% of ALL incoming transfers during your first semester at Virginia Tech.

Award Notification: 

You will receive an email and formal letter after your first academic semester at Virginia Tech notifying you that you are eligible to apply. You must complete a membership form and send a check for the one-time dues of $45. Upon completion of these steps you will be notified of your acceptance and invited to attend our Induction Ceremony, which will be held in the Spring semester. At the ceremony you will receive your membership certificate and pin, and be introduced to the rest of the members who will make up the inaugural Virginia Tech chapter of Tau Sigma.


There is a one-time membership fee of $45. You DO NOT pay fees every year, just this initial fee. Once you become a member of Sigma Tau, you are a member for life, even if your GPA falls below 3.5 or out of the top 20% of your transfer class.

Benefits of membership: 

Tau Sigma awards scholarships every year to its most deserving members. Last year there was $28,750 in scholarship funds awarded to 33 individuals. The highest amount rewarded was $2,500 and the lowest was $250, with many varying amounts in-between. As a member of Sigma Tau you are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Stand out from the crowd. Members have the ability to purchase Tau Sigma National Honor Society Honor Cords to be worn during graduation.

Provides you with a valuable leadership opportunity. Members may apply to become part of the executive board, which will help establish our first constitution and the direction of the group on campus. Members will also have the opportunity to mentor future transfer students. Not only will you find this work to be fulfilling, but you can also add it to your resume.

Every year Tau Sigma holds a Leadership Conference where transfer students from all over the country can interact with one another and share ideas.

To learn more about Tau Sigma National Honor Society visit their website HERE

To learn more about the Virginia Tech Chapter of Tau Sigma contact Sachiel Mondesir at