Welcome to the website of the Purdue Chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau. Sigma Gamma Tau is the National Honor Society In Aerospace Engineering.
Sigma Gamma Tau is the honor society for Aerospace Engineering. It seeks to identify and recognize achievement and excellence in the Aerospace field. Sigma Gamma Tau’s collegiate chapters elect annually to membership those students, alumni, and professionals who by conscientious attention to their studies or professional duties uphold this high standard for the betterment of their profession.
The objectives of Sigma Gamma Tau, as stated in the preamble of the Society’s national constitution, are: "to recognize and honor those individuals in the field of Aeronautics and Astronautics who have, through scholarship, integrity, and outstanding achievement, been a credit to their profession. The society seeks to foster a high standard of ethics and professional practice and to create a spirit of loyalty and fellowship, particularly among students of Aerospace Engineering.”
Sigma Gamma Tau was founded on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, on February 28, 1953, “to offer appropriate recognition to persons of superior scholarship, outstanding character, and professional achievement in the field of Aeronautical Engineering.” The new society was formed by the merger of two existing societies, Tau Omega, founded in 1927 at the University of Oklahoma, and Gamma Alpha Rho, founded in 1945 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The name of the society was selected by combining the Greek letter Sigma, indicating sum, with Gamma and Tau from the initial letters of the parent organizations. Since its modest beginnings in 1953, the society has grown from 14 to 50 collegiate chapters, and from 1,900 to over 23,000 initiated members.News
From all of us in ΣΓΤ we hope that you are having a great semester, and we wish you the best in finishing out the Spring semester.
Elections for next year's officers will take place immediately following initiation at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 23 in ARMS 1010
All positions are up for election (President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, Webmaster, Social/Outreach Chair(s), Fundraising Chair(s), Industrial Relations Chair(s))
Tuesday April 23: Initiation & Election, ARMS 1010 6:00pm-7:30pm
Community Outreach Chair
Industrial Relations Chair
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