Gamma Theta Upsilon

Gamma Psi Chapter


Kutztown University is home to the Gamma Psi Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geographical Honor Society. GTU is open to any and all KU students that have an overall GPA of 3.3 or better, at least 36 credit hours, and a minimum of 9 credit hours in geography. Students must also have a 3.3 or better GPA in geography. Letters are sent out twice each year to all students that meet these requirements inviting them to a simple, casual initiation ceremony. Here inductees are exposed to the history of GTU and the meaning of the organization's symbols and colors.

Honors Chapter

The Gamma Psi Chapter was selected to the national list of Honors Chapters for 2013!  This is a great honor and achievement.

Please follow this link to the September 2013 GTU Newsletter for an article discussing this honor.

Recent Inductees:

The following outstanding students were inducted to the Gamma Psi Chapter of GTU during the Spring 2019 initiation ceremony.

  • Patrick T. Boos
  • Gabriella Ferreira
  • Anna Lorraine Grayek
  • Ryan J. Harbison
  • Emily Quigg
  • Abber Sauerwine
  • Joseph John Tini III

Comprehensive List of Modern Era Inductees:


President:  Alison Reynolds

VP/Secretary: Marie Smoyer

GTU pin


A search for qualified KU students will be conducted and letters of invitation sent to the next initiation ceremony.  If you receive an invitation, please consider joining our growing ranks.  The ceremony is brief and informal.  Contact me in advance if you wish to purchase GTU paraphernalia (see the link above).  We hope to see you at our next ceremony.

Dr. Richard Courtney,
Gamma Psi Chapter Sponsor,
and Honorary Member,
Gamma Theta Upsilon