Gerontology Student Organizations


Gerontology Club

The USA Gerontology Club engage students in community based service and professional socialization activities.

Sigma Phi Omega

What is Sigma Phi Omega?
ΣΦΩ is the National Honor Society formed in 1980 to recognize the excellence of those who study gerontology/aging, as well as of the professional aging service personnel. USA has the only active chapter in the state of Alabama.
Sigma Phi Omega

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What is the Purpose of Sigma Phi Omega?
ΣΦΩ seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize, exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.

Who is Eligible for Membership in Sigma Phi Omega?
Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring or minoring in gerontology/aging studies and related fields, and who are in at least their second term of enrollment. 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.

How do I Join Sigma Phi Omega?
Prospective members can contact Dr. Roma Hanks, the Sigma Phi Omega Faculty Advisor for more information about joining the Society though affiliation with their chapter.

New members receive a certificate with their name and the name of their chapter and university, 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. Dues for the Society are tax-deductible.