World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Gamma Nu Eta

Article Id: WHEBN0004386806
Reproduction Date:

Title: Gamma Nu Eta  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Honor societies, Honor society
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Gamma Nu Eta

Gamma Nu Eta (ΓΝΗ or GNH) is the national Information Technology Honor society for students in the United States. It was organized to recognize and promote excellence in the study and the leadership of Information Technology, to offer knowledge and services to its members’ schools and surrounding communities; and to play an active role in the application and evolution of Information Technology within society. Members must be strong academically, demonstrate leadership, campus involvement, and excellent character.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Mission 2
  • Insignia 3
  • Chapters 4
  • Membership 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Gamma Nu Eta was founded in the spring of 2000 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI); it was created after consultation with the Association of College Honor Societies to comply with ACHS guidelines with the specific intent of growing a sufficient number of chapters to be a part of the ACHS. The letters gamma, nu and eta were selected to honor Dr. Gregory N. Hughes, founder of the degree programs in information technology at RPI.

Mission

The Mission of Gamma Nu Eta is "To recognize and promote leadership and excellence in the study of Information Technology; to offer knowledge and services to our members' schools and surrounding communities; and to play an active role in the application and evolution of Information Technology within society."[1]

Insignia

The current insignia of Gamma Nu Eta is a circular insignia of a globe showing the Western Hemisphere in pale blue and bronze bearing the serif Greek letters ΓΝΗ, surrounded by the words “Gamma Nu Eta” at the top and “Information Technology” at the bottom. The colors of Gamma Nu Eta are royal blue and silver.[2]

Chapters

The Alpha Chapter at RPI for many years was the only chapter. In May 2011, Beta Chapter was formed at Illinois Institute of Technology, and since then the society has added the Gamma Chapter at Gallaudet University and Delta Chapter at Rutgers University. Expansion of the membership of the National Board of Directors is expected to accelerate the efforts of the society to spread colonies (new chapters).[3]

Membership

Members initiated as students (collegiate members) must have completed three semesters of study with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 and must be in the top 15% of their class. Other classes of members include alumni members and professional members; professional members are named by chapters and must have made a distinctive contribution to the IT profession and earned one or more degree in IT or related field with a 3.2 GPA as an undergraduate or a 3.5 GPA as a graduate student.[4]

References

  1. ^ Poirier, Lindsey. "Gamma Nu Eta 2012 Resolutions". Gamma Nu Eta. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Poirier, Lindsey. "Gamma Nu Eta 2012 Resolutions". Gamma Nu Eta. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chapters". Gamma Nu Eta. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Gamma Nu Eta. "NATIONAL CONSTITUTION OF GAMMA NU ETA". Gamma Nu Eta. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 

External links

  • Gamma Nu Eta: the National IT Honor Society
  • Gamma Nu Eta: Alpha Chapter
  • Gamma Nu Eta: Beta Chapter
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.