About Sigma Phi Omega and Gamma Mu: Sigma Phi Omega is the official national honor society for recognizing the excellence of those who study gerontology and/or aging, as well as of professionals in aging service. Gamma Mu is the University of Kentucky chapter. Sigma Phi Omega seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.
Gamma Mu Sponsored Events: Gamma Mu sponsors department-wide events such as providing a team for the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, hosts guest speakers, and participates in various university and community-based activities throughout the year. Gamma Mu also holds monthly meetings in the Gerontology Center for SPO members.
Becoming a Member: Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring or minoring in gerontology, aging studies, related fields, and who are currently in at least their second term of enrollment in the program. Undergraduates must have a grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, and graduate students must have at least a 3.5 GPA to be eligible for membership. Faculty, alumni, professional, and honorary memberships are also available. National dues for students are $30 for the first year and $20 in subsequent years. New members receive a certificate, a lapel pin, a subscription to the Sigma Phi Omega Newsletter, and an invitation to participate in the national meeting and all activities of the Society. For more information about the local chapter, please contact one of our officers. For national organization information, go to Sigma Phi Omega’s website.
UK Gamma Mu Representatives
President: Ranell Mueller
Vice-President / Treasurer: Audra Putt
Secretary: Catherine Schneider
Co-Faculty Advisor: Graham D.Rowles, PhD