Tri-Alpha Honor Society



Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society

Upsilon Chapter

Chartered November 8, 2019

Promoting and celebrating the academic success of first-generation college students.






The Society encourages and rewards academic excellence among first-generation college students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accredited institutions of higher learning.

Students qualify for induction into Tri-Alpha if they meet the following criteria:

  • The student has earned at least 36 credit/semester hours (or 54 quarter hours) towards a baccalaureate degree
  • The student has achieved an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
  • Neither of the student's parents, nor step-parents, nor legal guardians, completed a bachelor's degree
  • Full-time graduate students who are first-generation students can be admitted if they have completed at least one term of study (9 or more graduate credits) and have a GPA in their graduate program of at least 3.0. 

Faculty and staff may be inducted as well. To qualify, they must have met the definition of a first-generation student listed above at the time they completed their bachelor's degree. Faculty and staff must be willing to serve as mentors for first-generation students.

A small number of alumni and honorary inductees may be initiated each year. 

Congratulations to the Spring 2020 Tri-Alpha Graduates

Paige Geer, Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences

Krysta Guess, Bachelor of Science in Education: Kinesiology

Amanda Litch, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing

Presley Ramey, Bachelor of Arts in History

Jalajaa Slaton, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Nicole Symon, Bachelor of Science in Education: Kinesiology


November 8, 2020 Student, Faculty, and Staff Inductees