In April 2018, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department was recognized as the Epsilon Beta Chapter of the National Women's and Gender Studies Honor Society Iota, Iota, Iota!
Iota Iota Iota (Triota), is a National Women's Studies Honor Society with over 50 chapters nationwide. The Greek letter, iota, was selected for the name to represent the three goddesses Inanna, Ishtar, and Isis. Iota Iota Iota strives to maintain the feminist values central to Women's Studies and encourage diversity, egalitarianism, and a supportive academic environment for all students.
The purpose of Triota is to promote interest in Women's Studies, and research in social problems affecting all women. This society also encourages volunteerism, advocacy, and activism within the community as important methods for promoting and maintaining the feminist values central to Women's Studies.
HOW TO JOIN OUR CHAPTER
- Second-semester Sophomore, Junior, or Senior,
- Have taken 5 WGS courses (including cross-listed courses),
- Overall GPA of 3.0 or above and Minimum GPA of 3.3 in WGS Courses
The Epsilon Beta Chapter, TRIOTA at Rutgers University, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies held its first induction ceremony in May 2018 with 24 members to recognize the academic achievements of students in Women's Studies.
WGSS would like to thank the leadership of two of our alumnae Pamela Hernandez (President, Spring 2018) and Nainika Paul (Vice President, Spring 2018) for their hard work and dedication in seeing this initiative come to fruition.