Join Tri-Alpha, the First-Generation Honor Society

Wichita State’s First-Generation Honor Society, the Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, is seeking students who want to develop their leadership skills while growing and developing a new student-led organization. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 21 in preparation for membership induction Nov. 9.

Qualifications include the following:

  • Neither of the student’s parents, step-parents nor legal guardians have completed a bachelor’s degree
  • Student has earned a minimum of 30 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree
  • Student has achieved an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Graduate students who are first-generation can also be admitted with the completion of a minimum of nine graduate credits and a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5.

Faculty and staff can also qualify for induction by meeting the first-gen definition at the time they completed their bachelor’s degree, and they must be willing to serve as mentors for students.

There is a one-time fee of $25 for students and $40 for faculty and staff for lifetime membership to the First-generation Honor Society.