Gamma Theta Upsilon

Gamma Theta UpsilonOpens in new window (GTU) is an international honor society for geography. The main goal of the society is to promote geography as a lifelong pursuit and to help geographers share their enthusiasm for the discipline with fellow members.

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

The CSUF chapter of GTU was founded by Dr. Ray Young. The current GTU faculty advisor is Dr. Zia Salim.

Members must have completed a minimum of 3 geography courses, have a GPA of at least 3.3 overall and in geography, have completed at least 45 units of college coursework, and be recommended to the GTU national office by the GTU faculty advisor.

Membership in an academic honor society demonstrates a high level of academic achievement. Members are eligible to apply for Gamma Theta Upsilon scholarships.

Upcoming opportunities for GTU members:
Scholarships: access the GTU Scholarship Forms page to learn about scholarship opportunities
Research Publication: view the Geographical Bulletin's call for papers