Texas Tech University

Triota Gamma Nu


Triota What is Triota - Gamma Nu?

Texas Tech University Women's & Gender Studies Honor Society, Iota, Iota, Iota is a national academic and service-based 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 & Gender Studies.


The purpose of this chapter is to encourage excellence in academics, women and gender studies, and fellowship between members. In regards to excellence in academics, there is a focus on research on social, economic, working, academic, and other issues that women face here, as well as globally, in academic and professional environments. Triota focus on creating an environment where critical thinking can be applied to our community in order to improve the well-being of women.

Application for Membership 

Membership shall be open to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed a course in the Women's & Gender Studies Department, i.e. 3 credit hours and hold a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher. 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 $10 per academic year.

  • Rolling applications, so apply any time!
  • NOTE: Membership dues will be collected at the time of initiation.
  • The application is available at this link: https://forms.gle/Z7bchjGoV2Z95yAa7


Triota Officers

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.


  • Faculty Advisor - Kristin Alder, PhD.
  • President - Ariana Aranda, Major: Biology, Minor: WGS
  • Vice President - Anjali Aaluri, Major: Microbiology, Minor: WGS
  • Secretary - Marlee Street, Major: Human Development & Family Sciences, and Psychology,       Minor: WGS


  • President - Kate Smitherman, Major: Communication Studies, Minor: WGS
  • Vice President - Ariana Aranda, Major: Biology, Minor: WGS
  • Secretary & Treasurer - Anjali Aaluri, Major: Bio Chemistry, Minor: WGS

2019 - 2020

  • Vice-President - Francesca Jordan, Major: English/Philosophy, Minor: WGS 

2018 - 2019

  • President - Dylan Tucker, Major: Psychology, Minor: WGS
  • Vice President - Madison Kennedy, Major: Psychology, Minor: WGS

2017 - 2018

  • President - Celeste Medina
  • Vice-President - Madison Kennedy
  • Secretary - Kourtney Howell
  • Treasurer - Audrey Fragniere


  • President - Benji Romero

2014-2015 (Founding Officers)

  • 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.

triota gamma nu ceremony Triota 2017 Induction Ceremony

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