Gamma Theta Upsilon

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society for geography. The principal aim 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 further professional interest in geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field,
  • To strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory,
  • To advance the status of geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation,
  • To encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication, and
  • To create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of geography.


The Alpha Tau Chapter of GTU was founded on November 30, 1951 by Professor E. Willard Miller.

For more about membership in GTU, access the society's website.

Upcoming Opportunities for GTU Members:

Access the society's Scholarship Forms Web page to learn about future scholarship opportunities

Geographical Bulletin: Call for Student Papers
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