Participating in honors courses or programs provides outstanding preparation for careers and graduate school.
Binghamton University established its own chapter of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society in 2007 and currently has about 48 members. The organization recognizes and promotes the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students with leadership opportunities and service projects; provides motivation for the academic excellence of all incoming transfer students; enhances the reputation of all transfer students; and provides a common bond among transfer students.
Full-time students who have achieved a 3.5 or greater GPA in their first term at Binghamton after spending at least one year at another institution may be eligible for acceptance into Tau Sigma National Honor Society. Eligible students receive an invitation to join the February following completion of their first term. The one-time Tau Sigma membership dues are currently $60.
Each year, the Tau Sigma National Honor Society provides a limited number of scholarships to its members nationwide ranging from $250 to $2,500. Applications are due to the National Committee by mid-November. Scholarships will be announced in December and awarded in January.
Transfer students are also eligible for all University, school and department honors opportunities.