Student Groups

Sigma Iota Rho, Beta Chi Chapter (The Honor Society for International Studies)

Sigma Iota Rho aims to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies and to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs. The goal of the IR Honor Society is to create a productive atmosphere of international relations on campus, in the community, and in the world at large through activities and initiatives related to international affairs. The Tufts University Beta Chi Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Chapter Spotlight Award.


Eligibility requirements per the Constitution for Beta Chi Chapter include:

  • 3.30 overall GPA
  • 3.60 IR major GPA
  • Completion of seven (7) IR major (core/thematic concentration) courses; two of which must be upper-level courses


Members are selected once per year (during the spring semester of senior year) through an application process administered by the IR Program. Eligible seniors will be invited via email to apply.