Initiated in the spring of 2012 by professor Kari Jensen, Mu Kappa is the Hofstra chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), which is an international honor society in geography. Gamma Theta Upsilon was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geography knowledge and awareness.

Mu Kappa Members

GTU's Goals are:

  1. To further professional interest in Geography by affording a common organization for those interested in the field.
  2. To strengthen student and professional training through academic experiences in addition to those of the classroom and laboratory.
  3. To advance the status of Geography as a cultural and practical discipline for study and investigation.
  4. To encourage student research of high quality, and to promote an outlet for publication.
  5. To create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research in the field of Geography.
  6. To encourage members to apply geographic knowledge and skills in service to humankind.

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Why You Should Join GTU

Gamma Theta Upsilon membership is earned through superior scholarship; it is an honor, and a professional distinction.

Members receive a handsome certificate, suitable for framing.

No further membership dues are paid to the national organization after the initiation fee. Members are eligible to apply for Gamma Theta Upsilon scholarships.

Membership in an academic honor society is evidence of your dedication and competency in your career field. Some employers give hiring preference to honor society members.

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Eligibility For Membership

Regular Member: Initiates must have completed a minimum of 3 geography courses, have a GPA of at least 3.3 overall and in geography, and shall have completed at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of college course work.

Honorary Member: A chapter may extend honorary membership to anyone whom it feels has, by exploration, research, lecturing, publishing, teaching, or any other way contributed to marked advancement in any phase of Geography. The fees for Honorary membership are paid by the local chapter.
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For more information about joining our Chapter, please contact:
Dr. Kari B Jensen, Faculty Sponsor

GTU members at Hofstra University

Mu Kappa Induction Ceremonies

Officers of Mu Kappa:


Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kari Jensen President: Kayla Stadeker Vice President: Julian Rocha Treasurer: Dr. Kari Jensen Director of Events: Dr. Craig Dalton

Past Mu Kappa Officers

Mu Kappa Officers in the Past

Student members and Faculty inductees(*) of Mu Kappa:

Last First Year Semester
Adams Colin 2015 Spring
Allen Brandon 2021 Spring
Allen Michael Daniel 2019 Spring
Anand Bhavneet 2016 Spring
Anazodo Olukemi Ifenlota 2018 Spring
Anders Elizabeth 2014 Spring
Arnold Matthew 2022 Spring
Bashir Humza 2020 Spring
Beck Emilie 2018 Spring
Bernhardt Jase* 2018 Spring
Billard Rachel Amanda 2018 Spring
Boucher Nicole 2019 Spring
Bradley Thomas 2015 Spring
Bricks Caron 2013 Spring
Brinkman Robert * 2012 Spring
Bryant Larissa Marie 2018 Spring
Burge Daria 2018 Spring
Burka Carol Jane 2017 Spring
Carvan Deeba 2014 Spring
Catania Jaclyn 2012 Fall
Chalfin Olivia 2022 Spring
Chirinos Paucar Paula Ximena 2018 Spring
Chowdhury Juline S. 2023 Spring
Cirafesi Julianna 2018 Spring
Clara Ligia 2018 Spring
Clark Alena Etha Mae 2020 Spring
Clarke Sabrina 2015 Spring
Cohen Tara 2012 Fall
Correa Natalie 2023 Spring
Cunliffe Marrakech Corinne 2022 Spring
Cybulski Zachary Cole 2018 Spring
Dalton Craig* 2016 Spring
Davino Sage 2016 Spring
DeLapi Gregory 2022 Spring
Dennis Samuel Siembos 2023 Spring
Desilva Athraja 2014 Spring
Dossett Kimberly 2018 Spring
Dowd Sarah 2020 Spring
Duhaney Marissa Nicole 2017 Spring
Dunn-Hardy Lora 2014 Spring
Dzurlic Jasmina 2017 Spring
Eager James 2017 Spring
Ecker Justine 2019 Spring
Ederheimer Justin 2014 Spring
Egert Seth 2014 Spring
Elkattan Tarek 2014 Spring
Engel Margaret Collins 2019 Spring
Ettinger Joshua 2012 Fall
Feneran Christopher 2012 Spring
Forgione Douglas 2015 Spring
Francis Brooklyn 2021 Spring
Frydrych Nathaniel 2021 Spring
Gadime Taner 2016 Spring
Galarza Adriana 2018 Spring
Gallagher Camryn 2023 Spring
Galin Rebecca 2012 Spring
Gallo Gina 2014 Spring
Gallo Kelly 2017 Spring
Gao Tianyue 2019 Spring
Garcia Kyla 2020 Spring
Girma Hewan* 2017 Spring
Gurrola Julia 2019 Spring
Gukeisen Andreas 2023 Spring
Guzman Celene 2017 Spring
Hadeed Sophia Isabella 2019 Spring
Heilig Christopher Richard 2020 Spring
Henry-McCarter Carol 2021 Spring
Hicks Adanya Ella 2018 Spring
Hicks Sara Elizabeth 2017 Spring
Holman James 2014 Spring
Hrivnak Ariyanna 2022 Spring
Isaacs Jon 2016 Spring
Jasterzenski Mercedes 2022 Spring
Jensen Kari* 2007 Spring
Johnson Abraham 2014 Spring
Joseph Mishaina 2014 Spring
Kahn Jarif Hassan 2022 Spring
Kaish Alexander Mermelstein 2022 Spring
Kamboj Mannat Thakur 2017 Spring
Kazantsev Kira 2013 Spring
Kazdal Aliosman Can 2019 Spring
Keating William 2012 Spring
Kelley Emily Bridget 2018 Spring
Kemp Kiara 2021 Spring
Kempski Christine 2016 Spring
Kerzner Zachary 2023 Spring
Khan Nadir 2013 Spring
Kinnaird Robert 2020 Spring
Klush Sarah 2020 Spring
Kobayashi Aika 2016 Spring
Korattyswaroopam Nisha* 2017 Spring
Kosek Tiffany 2021 Spring
Kumamoto Justin D. 2019 Spring
Langella Jaclyn 2016 Spring
LaRoche Gibson 2016 Spring
Leary Irene 2023 Spring
Leighton Ryan W. 2019 Spring
Levinson Robert 2018 Spring
Lucchetto Nicholas 2023 Spring
Mahoney Lauren E. 2019 Spring
Maiocco Danielle 2014 Spring
Marolda Nicole 2015 Spring
Martha Melanie 2012 Spring
Mayes Connor 2017 Spring
McCoy Malcolm 2016 Spring
McCormack Genevieve M. 2023 Spring
McDonald Thomas 2022 Spring
Meagher Kate 2020 Spring
Medina-Munoz Erika Marie 2022 Spring
Metcalfe Riley 2014 Spring
Mejia Citadel 2015 Spring
Michael-Duncan Sabrina 2020 Spring
Misczuk Catherine 2014 Spring
Modica Claudia Hope 2017 Spring
Montes Antoinette 2020 Spring
Morgan Lauren 2017 Spring
Morrongiello Sandra 2014 Spring
Moskow Jeremy 2016 Spring
Mozawalla Fatimah 2018 Spring
Murphy Bri Ann-Marie 2020 Spring
Murphy Robert 2014 Spring
Nahrevar Alison 2016 Spring
Nazzaro Dante 2020 Spring
Negron Ciara Alexis 2022 Spring
Nickel Ciera 2018 Spring
Niedt Christopher* 2013 Spring
Nielsen Thomas Mark Anson 2020 Spring
Normandin Abby 2019 Spring
Oakley-Robbins Clayton 2016 Spring
Paccadolmi Christina Ann 2018 Spring
Pappalardo CapriAnna 2017 Spring
Paquette Lois 2018 Spring
Parisi Thomas 2021 Spring
Pasanen Anna Sofia 2020 Spring
Pasha Aleena 2018 Spring
Pasion La Rainne 2016 Spring
Pena Zachary 2022 Spring
Perniciaro Jennifer 2012 Fall
Phan Elena 2022 Spring
Phipps Alexandra 2016 Spring
Picone Charles 2012 Fall
Platt Kaylee 2013 Spring
Qiu Ying* 2017 Spring
Quackenbush Melanie 2023 Spring
Radeva Aleksandra 2019 Spring
Rafatpanah Julie 2015 Spring
Rahaman Ivana 2021 Spring
Ram Raymond Lalesh 2019 Spring
Reda Jenna Elizabeth 2020 Spring
Ricciardi James 2023 Spring
Rienzo Angela 2020 Spring
Robson Elizabeth 2012 Spring
Rocha Julian 2022 Spring
Rodrigue Jean-Paul* 2012 Spring
Roscoe Sally-Louise 2019 Spring
Rosner Erin Michele 2022 Spring
Rossetti Emma 2018 Spring
Rubenstein Hana 2020 Spring
Rumack Joy 2015 Spring
Saddiqui Alishbah 2018 Spring
Saff Grant* 2012 Fall
Saintis Eleanore 2015 Spring
Sanders Heather Gabrielle 2022 Spring
Sann Alyson 2020 Spring
Santiago Ashley G. 2023 Spring
Scalise Brittany 2014 Spring
Scarpino Rachel 2017 Spring
Schopf Clara 2014 Spring
Schreiner Aidan 2022 Spring
Schwartz Mitchell Morgan 2022 Spring
Shapero Allison 2013 Spring
Shapiro Nathan 2013 Spring
Skahill Hannah 2012 Fall
Skeene Amanda 2018 Spring
Sohnen Samantha 2015 Spring
Spagnuolo Victoria 2016 Spring
Spang Ariana 2014 Spring
Sperduto Gabriella 2013 Spring
Stadeker Kayla 2021 Spring
Stanco Breanna 2016 Spring
Staples Temperance 2016 Spring
Stauffer Sarah Qiaotang 2022 Spring
Stock Tyler Christopher 2020 Spring
Swan Carys 2016 Spring
Tabarus Nicholas 2019 Spring
Tamerler Kevin 2013 Spring
Tran Janet 2020 Spring
Trofa Venessa 2014 Spring
Tu Olivia 2019 Spring
Van Fossen John 2017 Spring
Van Patten Lara Noelle 2018 Spring
Varnum Grace 2023 Spring
Vogel Thomas 2016 Spring
Vogel Blaine 2016 Spring
Wiley James* 2012 Spring
Yantis James 2012 Spring
Ye Xiling 2019 Spring
Yovanovich RJ 2021 Spring
Zhukovsky David 2014 Spring

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