Tau Sigma records
Scope and Content
Tau Sigma records include material from advisors, treasurers, and presidents. The collection also includes membership rosters from the 1920s until 1984. Historical information can be found in the Advisor's folder. Additional membership information can be found in the Treasurer's folder.
- 1923 - 1984
- Tau Sigma. Michigan State University Chapter (Donor, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Tau Sigma was recognized by the faculty on December 3, 1923 as an honorary society for the applied sciences. Members were juniors and seniors and were chosen for excellence in scholarship, leadership, and character. In 1924, the Liberal Arts Division was organized, and in 1925, an agreement was reached to have an equal amount of members from each college. The number of students per division changed over time to reflect enrollment in each division. When the number of overall candidates became too large, the society began to select based on grade point average in the junior year. The GPA requirement was raised several times from 2.0 to 3.6. Activities included promotion of intellectual pursuits as well as service to the university. Tau Sigma continued on the campus of Michigan State University until 1984.
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Language of Materials
Copyright: Michigan State University.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Carter, Karl Chmelowitz (1928-)
- College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
- College students -- Societies and clubs
- Greek letter societies -- Michigan -- East Lansing
- Letters (correspondence)
- Michigan Agricultural College. Students. Societies, etc
- Michigan State College. Students. Societies, etc
- Michigan State University. Students. Societies, etc
- Tau Sigma Records
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- H. Hymes
- December 2005
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.