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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Sigma Iota Rho - Honor Society for International Studies


The UALR chapter of Sigma Iota Rho-Gamma Psi-recognizes the scholarly achievement of students of International Studies. SIR members enjoy lifetime membership.


“The purpose of this organization shall be to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international affairs, and global studies to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs.”

SIR Eligibility:

Eligibility depends on the following:
1.    Declaration of an International Studies MAJOR or MINOR or a Middle Eastern Studies MINOR.
2.    Attainment of at least a Junior level standing with 6 upper level hours completed.
3.    Cumulative GPA of 3.3 within International Studies coursework and 3.2 overall.
4.    Approval/Invitation from the UALR Chapter.

Benefits of Membership Include:

Graduation Regalia:  Honor cord or stole and pin
Certificate of membership
Opportunity to receive research and travel grant funding, attend conferences, and more
Copy of the latest issue of Journal of International Relations with publishing opportunities
Free subscription to the Internationalist magazine
Access to professional networks through the national SIR website

Updated 8.20.2013