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Texas Tech Women's Studies Honor Society, Iota, Iota, Iota


Triota What is Triota - Gamma Nu?

Texas Tech University Women's Studies Honor Society, Iota, Iota, Iota is a national academic and service-based Women's Studies honor society. The Greek letter, Iota, was selected to represent the three goddesses Inanna, Ishtar, and Isis. Triota strives to maintain feminist values central to women's studies.

The Texas Tech University chapter, Gamma Nu, has recently formed in order to recognize the academic achievements of students in Women's Studies.


The purpose of the chapter is to encourage and support scholarship and excellence in women's studies at Texas Tech University. Additionally, this society will promote an interest in Women's Studies, research in social problems affecting all women, and such other social and intellectual activities as well lead to improvement in the condition of all people.


Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students having a strong interest in women's studies and having achieved second semester standing with at least 6 hrs of women's studies courses with a GPA of at least 3.0. All who meet approved academic criteria are invited to become members of this Women's Studies academic society without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, differing abilities, economic class, or sexual orientation.

Membership dues are $20 for Fall/Spring ($10 per semester)

Membership is now open to all Texas Tech University students, regardless of major, who have completed at least two* Women's Studies courses and have a Women's Studies and cumulative GPA of 3.0.

  • Applications are available online - Download Here
  • DEADLINE - TBA (contact Triota)
  • Mail application to:
    TTU Women's & Gender Studies
    MS 2009 | Box 42009
    Lubbock, TX 79409-2009
  • Hand deliver application and unofficial transcript to:
    TTU Women's & Gender Studies | DOAK 125
  • Email application:
    Advisor - Dr. Charlotte Dunham 

    NOTE: Membership dues will be collected at the time of initiation and will be $10 (per semester).


Officers shall be elected from the general membership. No one officer shall serve more than 2yrs and not more than one year in any given office.


  • President - Benji Romero


  • President - Samantha Christopher, B.A.
    Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student, Department of Psychology
    Women's Studies Graduate Student
  • Vice-President: Bridget Cowan
    Secretary: Dalton Richardson
    Treasurer: Samantha Yianitas


The Gamma Nu Chapter held its first meeting, March 31, 2014. Annual members meeting will include discussion of inherent contradictions of elitism in honor societies versus inclusionary principles and values consistent with feminist ideologies.

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Contact the President to be placed on the email list

Induction Ceremony

Date TBA


  • April 30, 2015 (5:30-9:00PM): "Because I don't want to": Exploring Gender, Agency, and Resistance in the film "Secretary" (2002), HUMSCI 169 - Secretary is a 2002 erotic romance film directed by Steven Shainberg and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway and James Spader as E. Edward Grey
  • May 1, 2015 (10AM-12:00PM): 50 Shades of...Wait, What? Making Sense of Gender and Genre in Representations Alternative Sexualities, MCOM 153

Triota received a grant from the Society for the Psychology of Women to bring Sarah Stevens to TTU to host the film screening and workshop, looking at consumption of sexualized media (in light of the Hollywood Film, 50 Shades of Grey). Stevens is an expert in sexually explicit media, as well as feminist thought and theory.

How you can be more involved?


2014-2015 Members

Samantha Christopher
Bridget Cowan
Dalton Richardson
Samantha Yianitas