Honor Society

Iota Iota Iota, also known as Triota, is the national honor society for our field. At Western Michigan University, the honor society recognizes students who demonstrate high academic achievement in gender and women's studies. Founded at the Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1992, Triota has dozens of chapters around the country. WMU's chapter was begun in 2011. The Greek letter, iota, represents the three goddesses Inana, Ishtar, and Isis.


To promote an interest in gender and women's studies. Members encourage each other in their study, personal development and contributions to social change.


Enjoy recognition as a high-achieving student, meet peers who share your interests and receive an honor cord to wear at graduation. There are no fees to become a member, and inducted members will determine whether or not to hold (optional) meetings.


  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Minimum of six hours of GWS or elective courses completed (not required to be a GWS major or minor)

  • Three semesters worth of college-level work completed

Applications will be evaluated on the fourth Friday of fall and spring semesters (September 21, 2018 and February 1, 2019).