Wichita State’s First-Generation Honor Society, the Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, is seeking students who want the opportunity to develop their leadership skills while growing and developing a new student-led organization. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 22 in preparation for membership induction Nov. 12.
Qualifications include: 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 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.