Omega Chapter of Alpha Alpha Alpha


Iowa Wesleyan University is proud to announce the first initiation of the Omega Chapter of Alpha Alpha Alpha. IW become a charter member of the organization in the Fall of 2019. Covid protocols did not allow a ceremony last year, so the inaugural induction ceremony will be held in the Spring of 2021. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 3 at 4:00 in the Oasis.

Tri- Alpha is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to support first-generation students in the college classroom through activities. This honor society was developed in 2018 to recognize first-generation college students and acknowledge the challenges of post-secondary education.

IW Undergraduate students who:

  • Have a GPA of a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have at least 36 credit hours towards a baccalaureate degree
  • Neither parents, nor legal guardians have completed a bachelor’s degree

IW Graduate students who:

  • At least one term of study or nine or more graduate credits
  • Have at least a 3.5 or higher in their respected graduate program

Faculty and staff members who meet the qualifications and are first generation college students are also eligible for induction.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Alpha Alpha Alpha, please see David Wendt or Katie Aranda in the Success Center for more information. To be considered for the Spring 2021 induction, students must submit an application by March 15, 2021.

Alpha Alpha Alpha Team

katie aranda

Assistant Dean of Student Success Initiatives, Disability Services Coordinator
Chadwick Library; Room 307

David Wendt

Director of the Writing Center
Chadwick Library; Room 308