Southern Utah University’s very own Sigma Gamma Epsilon circle was recently awarded a quality chapter award for it community service efforts and high academic requirements for members.
This national honor society for Earth sciences has been on SUU’s campus since 2000 and is a service-based organization. Sigma Gamma Epsilon is devoted to the advancement of the Earth science fields and members have begun their own initiatives for this by volunteering at local elementary schools.
This past year students involved in Sigma Gamma Epsilon developed a geology overview with fourth graders at North Elementary, teaching students about fossils, sedimentary rocks, soil and igneous rocks.
Chapter president, Genevieve Kidman, a senior studying geology, said of the organization, “The best thing about Sigma Gamma Epsilon is having a way to reach out to the community. After hours of studying for classes, being able to help kids learn and explore their world is the best reward.”
Students that are interested in joining Sigma Gamma Epsilon must have completed 10 credit hours of Earth science courses, maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and then students are invited to join the society.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon was founded in 1915 at the University of Kansas. It was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in Earth science fields.