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Tau Sigma
National Honor Society

An academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students

1999-2024  Celebrating 25 Years of Tau Sigma!

New Chapters

We would like to welcome our newest chapters from this past year!

  • Wright State University 
    Dayton, OH
  • University of New Mexico 
    Albuquerque, NM
  • Auburn University Montgomery 
    Montgomery, AL
  • San Diego State University Global Campus
    San Diego, CA
  • California State University at Sacramento 
    Sacramento, CA
  • University of Rhode Island
    South Kingston, RI

Member Spotlight

Amber Frey is the current President and Social Media Manager of the UC San Diego chapter of Tau Sigma and transferred to UC San Diego from Diablo Valley College.  Amber is an honors student in Linguistics with a minor in Latin Literature.  She is currently on track to graduate magna cum laude this spring and was recently named a recipient of a $4,000 scholarship from Tau Sigma (one of the highest awarded).

How have you benefited from your membership in Tau Sigma?

Being a transfer can be very hard and it can feel like you don’t quite fit in anywhere. Tau Sigma at UC San Diego has given me a community where I can connect with other transfers over our shared experiences. It’s also a place where we can celebrate our accomplishments and help each other continue to succeed. I’m very grateful for the friendships, opportunities, and skills I’ve gained by joining Tau Sigma.

Advisor Spotlight

Lashay Vazquez works at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida where she assists students with career exploration and professional development and where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. When she’s not advocating for transfers or planning inductions, she spends her time traveling and training her new puppy, Miguel.

“How have your transfer students most benefitted from UCF’s Tau Sigma chapter?”

With UCF having over 70,000 students and about 50% being transfer students, Tau Sigma Zeta along with another transfer-focused organization, Transfer Knights, were able to sit at the table with university leadership to advocate for the opening of a Transfer Center. Due to their advocacy, diligence, and courage to speak up, we now have a new Transfer Center that focuses on the transfer experience. Through this experience, they have learned that they are not just an honor society for transfer students, but an agency of change and growth for anyone who identifies themselves as a transfer student at our university.


Learn about how to become a member, accept a membership, learn about scholarships and more.


Interested in starting a Tau Sigma chapter at your college or university? Learn more about the criteria and process.

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Previous Leadership Conference Locations

2023 – Washington, DC – Hilton National Mall – September 29 – October 1; 2022 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Hotel – September 23–25; 2021 – San Antonio, TX – Marriott Rivercenter – October 29–31; 2020 – Canceled

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New Chapters!

We would like to welcome our newest chapters from this past year! Wright State University – Dayton, OH; University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM; Auburn University at Montgomery – Montgomery, AL; San Diego State

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2024 Leadership Conference

Our next Leadership Conference is scheduled for October 18-20, 2024, at the Hotel Chicago! We look forward once again to networking and learning more about what our Tau Sigma chapters aredoing across the country!

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