Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) was founded in 1928 and became a national organization in 1931. The Iota Omega Chapter of GTU was founded at Ball State University in 1968.

Members of GTU have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU chapter activities support geographical knowledge and awareness.

Gamma Theta Upsilon membership is earned through superior scholarship; it is an honor and a professional distinction. Most chapters sponsor speakers, campuswide programs, field trips and social events, and participate in service functions.

Membership provides a network where you can become better acquainted with other geography students and opportunities to improve your expertise in the field of geography by learning information not normally addressed in the classroom.