New fraternity recruits international affairs majors

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A new honors fraternity for GW students majoring in international affairs will hold its first recruitment this fall.

Sigma Iota Rho began in spring 2009 when a handful of Elliott School of International Affairs students decided to recolonize the honors fraternity that dissolved in 1996. The co-ed fraternity’s executive board hopes to attain 30 new members through their two-week formal recruitment process in October.

“[Sigma Iota Rho] was created just for international affairs majors who have proved through their dedication to their studies, their excellence and desire to network and expand their international affairs knowledge and contact base,” said Kaylee Sager, the fraternity’s new vice president of membership.

Sager added, “With so many chapters nationally, SIR is a great networking tool as well as a scholarly community.”

In the spring, Sigma Iota Rho’s executive board held an information session and fundraiser. Sigma Iota Rho is a nationally recognized co-ed fraternity and honors society with a GPA requirement of at least 3.2. The fraternity also offers social and philanthropic opportunities.

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