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Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Tau Sigma is a nationally recognized academic honor society for transfer students.  Members compete for national scholarships, may attend a national leadership conference, host campus social and academic events, and assist other incoming transfer students as they find their place at Shepherd. An annual induction ceremony for new members is held each November.

To be eligible for Tau Sigma, students must transfer to Shepherd from another academic institution with at least one full year of academic credit, be registered as a full-time student in a course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, and earn a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their first 12 credit hours at Shepherd. If those qualifications are met, students are invited by email to accept membership on behalf of the national chapter. There are currently more than 200 nationally recognized Tau Sigma chapters; Shepherd’s chapter was the first to be established in West Virginia and was founded in 2015.

For more information contact the Tau Sigma faculty advisor, Shannon Holliday at or (304) 876-5461.


Rambo holding an "I Heart Shepherd Transfers!" sign wearing a Tau Sigma shirt

photo of members being inducted into Tau Sigma Honor Society on Nov. 1, 2023