Sigma Phi Omega
Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served.
VALUE OF Sigma Phi Omega for students:
- Identifies and associates a person with excellence in the field of aging.
- Identifies leadership opportunities on the local and national level.
- Potential recognition through awards of academic excellence, civic engagement and professional works.
- Provides a leading edge for internships and jobs
- Networking opportunities
- Receive Quarterly newsletter
Student and Professional membership criteria:
- Majoring, minoring, or interest in gerontology/aging studies or related field (such as social work, nursing, occupational therapy, biology, etc)
- Has completed at least one semester of schooling
- Undergraduates: GPA – 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
- Graduates: 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Provide degree and dates awarded as well as your employer and job title.
- Signature of USI Sigma Phi Omega faculty advisor