Iota Iota Iota (Triota)

2014 SAC Members Anna Naden and Savannah Johnson with Heidi at Admitted Student Open House in April 2015

2014 SAC Members Anna Naden and Savannah Johnson with Heidi at Admitted Student Open House in April 2015

In 2011, the Feminist & Gender Studies Program (FGS) developed the Student Advisory Council (SAC), which provided FGS majors and minors with myriad opportunities to serve as leaders within the program.

In August 2016, FGS revised the SAC after becoming an official chapter (Delta Mu) of Iota Iota Iota (Triota), a National Women’s Studies Honor Society with over 50 chapters nationwide, “Iota” selected to represent three goddesses Inanna, Ishtar, and Isis. Triota strives to maintain the feminist values central to Women’s Studies and encourage diversity, egalitarianism, and a supportive academic environment for all students. Triota also encourages volunteerism, advocacy, and activism within the community as important methods for promoting and maintaining the feminist values central to Women’s Studies.

The Delta Mu chapter students:

  • assists with The Monthly Rag; Triota includes the Editor of The Rag, but other members are expected to contribute at least one entry per year and to solicit entries from the campus community;
  • support and attend all FGS-sponsored events;
  • plan and implement FGS programs (in collaboration with student organizations and other departments/programs), including, but not limited to, the Feminist Carol Sing, film screenings, informational sessions and panels, workshops, and guest speakers;
  • support and represent FGS during on and off-campus events, such as New Student Orientation, Homecoming Weekend, Winter-Start Orientation, Open House, academic fairs, alumni events, and pre-registration;
  • develop and maintain networks with other feminist organizations at neighboring colleges and universities, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and other Triota chapters, for example;
  • represent FGS at the National Women’s Studies Association annual meeting.

We invite you to join Triota, if you are at least a second semester sophomore, have a GPA of 3.0 or above, have taken at least 6 credit hours in Feminist & Gender Studies (cross-listed courses count). If you are interested, please complete this brief online form. Then, bring your most recent transcript and one-time $10 lifetime membership fee (in the form of a personal or cashier’s check or money order) to Professor Heidi R. Lewis, Delta Mu Chapter Adviser, in the Interdisciplinary Studies (ID) House for submission to the Alpha chapter at Metropolitan State University in Denver. Then, stay tuned for forthcoming information.

For more information, please review the Delta Mu Chapter Constitution and/or contact the chapter at deltamutriota@gmail.com! Also, follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

The 2013-2014 Feminist & Gender Studies Student Advisory Council from L to R: Alexis Sommerfield, Rosie Nelson, and Melissa Barnes

The 2013-2014 Feminist & Gender Studies Student Advisory Council from L to R: Alexis Sommerfield, Rosie Nelson, and Melissa Barnes

Current and Former Student Advisory Council Members and Triota Officers

2016-2017:
Jazlyn Andrews, FGS Major (’17)
Ivy Wappler, FGS Major and Rag Editor (’18)
Salem Tewelde (Spring ’17), FGS Minor
Meredith Bower (Fall ’16), FGS Minor

2015-2016:
Kadesha Caradine, FGS Major and Rag Editor (’16)
Kierlanya “Naya” Herman, FGS/Spanish Major (’16)
Kaimara Herron-July, History Major/FGS Minor (’16)

2014-2015:
Kadesha Caradine, FGS Major and Rag Editor (’16)
Anna Naden, FGS Major (’15)
Savannah Johnson, Sociology Major/FGS Minor (’15)

2013-2014:
Alexis Sommerfield, FGS Minor and Rag Editor (’15)
Rosie Nelson, FGS/History Major (’14)
Melissa L. Barnes, FGS/Psychology Major (’15)

2012-2013:
Theresa “Tess” Gattuso, FGS/Political Science Major and Rag Editor (’15)
Margaret “Maggie” Deadrick, FGS Major (’14)
Mackenzie “Kenzie” Mulligan-Buckmiller, FGS/Biology Major (half-year term) (’15)
Carmen Rodi, Sociology Major/FGS Minor (half-year term) (’13)

2011-2012:
Andi Ruybál, FGS/Psychology Major and Rag Editor (’12)
Natalie Dupille, FGS Major (’13)
Toni Pizza, Sociology Major/FGS Minor (’12)