Shepherd University hosts both a student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Pi Delta chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon (GSE), the national chemistry honors society.
The Chemistry Society provides an opportunity for students of science to become better acquainted with other students and the faculty, to foster a love for chemistry, as well as create a genuine support system for students in the sciences. We have engaged in campus experiment days, sciences theme field trips, and are very active in campus events such as Relay for Life and Homecoming.
Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national honors society. It was founded in 1919 at Davidson College and expanded to over 70 active chapters over the following century. Chapters are designated by two Greek letters, the first letter to indicate the state in which it is located, and the second the number of the chapter in that state. In 1931 the “fraternity” went co-ed and became an “honor society”.
- National member of GSE – National members shall be composed of students with a chemistry major or minor who have completed at least 16 credit-hours of chemistry classes (one course must be a 300-level course) with a GPA of 3.0 in all chemistry courses and at least a 3.0 overall GPA. You can be a member of GSE and ACS, or just a member of GSE.
- Student member of ACS – Pay student dues to ACS which also affords you membership rights such as discounted conference attendance and access to journal articles. You can be a member of GSE and ACS, or just a member of ACS.
- Associate member – Associate members shall be undergraduates whose interests include the field of chemistry, but, who are ineligible for regular membership. Associate members shall be eligible to participate in all local chapter events, but be excluded from events that require membership to Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society.
- President: Matthew Ross
- Vice President:
- Sergeant of Arms:
- Shepherd Student Senator:
- National GSE Convention Rep: Nicholas Sheetz (2019)
For more information, please contact Dr. Cole (faculty advisor) or check out their Facebook page.