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GSE Chemistry Honor Society

ΓΣΕ(Gamma Sigma Epsilon) is a national organization recognizing the academic achievements of students in chemistry. ΓΣΕ was started in 1919 at Davidson College. Today, the organization has grown to 24 active chapters in 15 states. There are currently 4 active chapters in the state of Texas: Angelo State, Stephen F. Austin, UT-Permian Basin, and Midwestern State University. Most of the active chapters are located on the campuses of small, primarily undergraduate institutions. However, the oldest active chapter is at the University of Alabama (est. 1924).

Induction into the MSU chapter occurs near the end of each Spring semester and is based on grades and hours earned by the end of the preceding Fall semester according to the eligibility standards below. Students must complete application materials and pay dues by March 1st to be considered. The application form is available from the chemistry secretary in Bolin Hall room 307 or Dr. Shao. One-time dues of $45.00 include the one-time national dues and Blue and White Honors Cords.

Eligibility standards mandated by the national organization include an overall grade point average of 3.0 or greater and a chemistry grade point average of 3.0 or greater. For our Xi Delta (ΞΔ) chapter (Midwestern State University est. 1972), additional requirements include a major in science (Chemistry, Biology, Med.Tech., Geology, Environmental Science, etc.) or a minor in Chemistry. Regardless of major area, an eligible student must have completed (or will complete) at least 16 semester hours in Chemistry. Typically this will include two semesters of General Chemistry and two semesters in one or more of the following areas: Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or Environmental Chemistry.

Please visit the national web site for even more information at:

Click Here for the on-line GSE application form.