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Sigma Iota Rho, Beta Chi Chapter (The Honor Society for International Studies)

Sigma Iota Rho aims to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies and to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs. The goal of the IR Honor Society is to create a productive atmosphere of international relations on campus, in the community, and in the world at large through activities and initiatives related to international affairs. The Tufts University Beta Chi Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Chapter Spotlight Award.

Eligibility requirements per the Constitution for Beta Chi Chapter include:

  • 3.30 overall GPA
  • 3.60 IR major GPA
  • Completion of seven (7) IR major courses
  • Completion of two upper-level courses
  • Active leadership or interest in IR

Members are selected twice per year through an application process administered by the IR Program. Eligible students will be invited via email to apply. Members of Sigma Iota Rho may also serve as Sigma Iota Rho Officers on the IR Student Advisory Board.

IR Student Advisory Board

The IR Student Advisory Board is an elected representative student body who will take the lead in fostering an intellectual community for those interested in IR as well as to liaise with the IR Program's leadership and staff and to serve as a communications conduit as well as a sounding board between IR majors and core faculty members.

Members of the IR Student Advisory Board are to be comprised of elected Sigma Iota Rho officers and several elected at-large members of the IR student community. The election process takes place annually, at the start of the fall semester. Members are selected once per year.