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Perspectives on Student Achievement

Perspectives on Student Achievement

What is Iota Iota Iota?What’s new with Triota?

Iota Iota Iota (Triota) is the National Honor Society for students in Women and Gender Studies, named for the Greek goddesses Inanna, Ishtar, and Isis. There are three purposes of the Triota Honor Society. First, the society encourages and supports scholarship and excellence in women and gender studies. Second, it promotes research in social problems affecting all women. Third, the society encourages its members to engage in social and intellectual activities that lead to improving conditions of all people.

This year’s co-presidents, McKelle Hansen and Ace Beorchia, led a group discussion of the #MeToo movement and formed a feminist book club. The book selection for the spring 2018 semester was “The Power,” by Naomi Alderman—an analysis of the societal hysteria that follows when women discover a hidden power. During the last week of the semester at a book club dinner, the honor society discussed the connections they found between issues presented in the book and the problems facing our community, USU campus, and society.

At the annual career achievement awards celebration, sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender, newly inducted Triota members received certificates, honor cords, and pins. The 2018 inductees were Annie Avila, Marin Miller, Brianne Johnson, Heather Gardner, Brinley Jones, Becky Roberts, Jessica Luth, Tabitha Powondra, Tandem Anderson, and Mallory Yeates. The continued growth of the Triota Honor Society will lead to greater student advocacy regarding women’s and gender equality on campus and in the local community.