Triota Honors Club

Matt Preston with Catherine Dobris, WGSS Director

Iota Iota Iota is a national organization which serves as both an academic club and honor society for the field of Women’s and Gender Studies. The purpose of this organization is to encourage and support scholarship and excellence. Iota Iota Iota is named for the ancient goddesses Inanna, Ishtar, and Isis.

Triota was founded at IUI in 2017 by WGSS minor, Matthew Preston. The purpose of our organization is to encourage and support excellence in scholarship and service to the community which is consistent with our emphasis on women, gender, and sexuality.

Some recent projects have included celebrating IUI alumni who have contributed to the IUI community, working on an IUI panel celebrating women’s suffrage, supporting a student-led effort to restore period products to the IUI Campus Center, and participating in a Women4Change conference.

We welcome ALL students at the club level! We have meetings approximately once a month and love connecting with new members. Requirements for membership in the honors society are listed in the application form. There are also opportunities for leadership.

“It is amazing to be a leader and part of a wonderful and supportive team where everyone is actively helping each other to be successful. Triota is a safe place for diversity and inclusion, and for students to get involved in extracurricular activities on campus. All students are welcome, whether you are passionate about feminism, women’s rights, gender, sexuality issues, community service, activism, or leadership opportunities. We are stronger when we come together. We can change the narrative. Solidarity is key.”
– Eliza Corneille, President


If you are interested in joining Triota Club, but do not yet meet the requirements below, please fill out this form and indicate your interest in the club member level. All are welcome and you can still apply for honors status when you have met the requirements. Membership at the club level can be applied for at any time. There is no deadline. Contact the director of WGSS.

Honor Society Requirements

You can apply for Triota honors status if

  • You are at least a second-semester freshman
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Have taken or are currently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (cross-listed courses count!)

For honors consideration:

  • Complete the online application form
  • Attach an unofficial copy of your recent transcript to the director of WGSS.

Although once accepted, membership will taken effect immediately, all new Honors members will be inducted at the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Reception in the spring. Club members will also be recognized.

More Info

Please fill out the Triota Application Form and indicate your interest in the club or Honors level. You may contact the Triota President, Janice Day, with any questions.