Department of Geology

Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE)

Sigma Gamma Epsilon is a national honorary society established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences. SGE was founded at the University of Kansas in 1915 and presently contains nearly 150 chapters nationwide.

The Delta Psi Chapter of SGE was founded at WIU on April 30, 1982. Students wishing to join Sigma Gamma Epsilon must have a cumulative 2.67 G.P.A and completed at least 10 hours of Earth Science courses with a 3.0 G.P.A.

Members of the WIU chapter of SGE sponsor guest speakers and organize field trips, often in cooperation with the WIU Geology Club. Membership includes a subscription to a professional journal, The Compass, to which members are encouraged to submit articles resulting from undergraduate research projects.

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For more information about Sigma Gamma Epsilon contact Dr. Steve Bennett, the Delta Psi Chapter Adviser.