Department of Geology

Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE)

Sigma Gamma Epsilon is the National Honorary Society for the Earth Sciences. It was founded at the University of Kansas in 1915 and presently contains nearly 150 chapters nationwide.

The Delta Psi Chapter of SGE was founded at WIU on April 30, 1982. Students wishing to join Sigma Gamma Epsilon must have a cumulative 2.67 G.P.A and completed at least 10 hours of Earth Science courses with a 3.0 G.P.A.

Members of the WIU chapter of SGE sponsor guest speakers and organize field trips, often in cooperation with the WIU Geology Club.\

Members are encouraged to submit articles resulting from undergraduate research projects to the online professional journal of the society, The Compass.

Here are direct links to some interesting articles from The Compass:

Is Geology a Real Science?

Tools of the Geology Trade and Their Origin

Mary Anning: Princess of Palaentology and Geological Lioness

U.S. Presidents and Their Geological Thinking


Dr. Steve Bennett presents W.A.Tarr Award to Drew Laviada-Garmon

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For more information about Sigma Gamma Epsilon
contact Dr. Steve Bennett, Delta Psi Chapter Adviser.