Student life for transfer students

Student life

T’ai chi on Coleman CommonAs you make plans to transfer to The University of Akron, please investigate all of the opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. The University of Akron offers transfer students many opportunities to discover new interests, new talents and new friends.

Transfer students are encouraged to join one of the more than 200 registered student organizations on campus, ranging from Associated Student Government to the Ski and Snowboard Club to the Future Physicians Club. You'll find groups focused on academic interests, hobbies, politics, faith, ethnicity, music and careers. There are societies, clubs, councils, choirs, teams, bands, ministries, fraternities, sororities and governments.

We have 13 intramural sports and clubs, including traditional favorites like volleyball, basketball and flag football, as well as some new things to try, like innertube water polo, futsol and ultimate frisbee. Many intramural sports are held in the new Student Recreation and Wellness Center, so after the game, grab your friends and some floaties and chill out in the recreational pool's lazy river. Learn more

Tau Sigma

Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students."

Tau Sigma was incorporated as a non-profit in 1999 with Auburn University being the home of the first chapter. At that time, Auburn University was becoming increasingly aware of the significant number of transfers on campus as well as the university's inability to adequately serve them. Tau Sigma was born out of Auburn University's desire to improve its service to and recruiting and retention of transfer students.

Today, over 60 other universities have established or are currently establishing Tau Sigma chapters in their efforts to improve the services that they provide to their transfer student population. Although Tau Sigma is a relatively young organization, many members in all parts of the country have become active at their universities, participating in such activities as on-campus recruiting events for prospective transfer students, transfer student orientation, community service projects, assisting the admissions office with the recruitment of prospective transfers at junior colleges, and participating in intramural sports and socials that allow them opportunities to fellowship with one another and make new friends.

The University of Akron has had a chapter since 2005 and is quickly approaching 125 members. Membership in Tau Sigma is by invitation only. A transfer student to the University of Akron is eligible to join if they receive a 3.5 GPA in their first semester. Information from the national chapter is sent to qualified students in February and there is an induction ceremony in April. Learn more