Tau Sigma was incorporated as a non-profit in 1999 with Auburn University being the home of the first chapter. At that time, Auburn University was becoming increasingly aware of the significant numbers of transfers on campus as well as the university's inability to adequately serve them. Tau Sigma was born out of Auburn University's desire to improve its service to and recruiting and retention of transfer students.
Today, 56 other universities have established or are currently establishing Tau Sigma chapters in their efforts to improve the services that they provide to their transfer student population. Although Tau Sigma is a relatively new organization, many members in all parts of the country have become active at their universities, participating in such activities as on-campus recruiting events for prospective transfer students, transfer student orientation, community service projects, assisting the admissions office with the recruitment of prospective transfers at junior colleges, and participating in intramural sports and socials that allow them opportunities to fellowship with one another and make new friends.
The purpose of Tau Sigma shall be to recognize the academic achievement of students transferring to the University of Central Florida from another academic institution and to encourage and promote involvement at UCF, especially in activities and programs that assist other transfer students in making a successful transition.
Benefits of Joining Tau Sigma
- Stand for election and become an officer
- Develop and exercise organizational leadership skills
- Help organize opportunities to participate in the campus community
Connect to the UCF Community
- Meet other transfer students
- Join Transfer Knights social club
- Participate in volunteer and community service projects
- Join other transfers for social, political, educational, and entertainment activities