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Iota Iota Iota (Triota) is a national honor society that fosters student research and activism at UMD and nationwide.

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The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) strives to build a vibrant community of students. Undergraduate and graduate students are given voice at the Department level through the election of a student representative who participates in department faculty meetings. To send a message to the Undergraduate Student Representative to the Department please use this form

If you are interested in helping build an even more active student community please contact Gwen Warman at wgss@umd.edu

Triota Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Honor Society

Iota Iota Iota (Triota) is a national honor society that was started at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1985 and has grown to 108 chapters nation wide in the last 35 years! The purpose of this student run organization is to encourage and support scholarship and excellence. Iota Iota Iota is named for the ancient goddesses Inanna, Ishtar, and Isis. The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is home to the Beta Beta Chapter.

This organization strives to maintain feminist values of egalitarianism, inclusiveness and the celebration of the diversity of women’s experiences that are central to women’s studies. Triota works to promote student research and activism in socio-political issues that affect all minority groups and aims to recognize and promote the academic achievements of women’s studies and LGBT studies students.

UMD Triota celebrates it’s Spring 2017 induction
(Triota celebrates it’s Spring 2017 induction)

Membership is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park who have completed at least two Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in those courses and an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Eligibility is not restricted to the department's majors, certificates or minors.

If you are interested in membership, applications are accepted once each semester.
To apply students submit a copy of your most recent unofficial transcript and complete a few short-answer questions on why you want to join Triota. Apply here. The fall application is due November 1, 2021.
For more information, please visit the Triota website or contact umdtriota@gmail.com or the department at wgss@umd.edu.

Gwen Warman

Academic Coordinator and Advisor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies