Gamma Epsilon Tau

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Gamma Epsilon Tau
ΓΕΤ
Founded 1953; 62 years ago (1953)
Washington, D.C.
Type Honor society
Emphasis Graphic arts
Scope National
Chapters 7
Homepage http://get.cias.rit.edu/index.html


Gamma Epsilon Tau (GET) is a co-ed American collegiate honors fraternity for graphic artists. As of 2013 the fraternity has eight active chapters, with the national chapter located at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.

History[edit]

Gamma Epsilon Tau was originally formed in 1953 at an annual conference of the International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA) held in New York City. Members of the printing-oriented group Xi Omicron Pi from the University of California at Santa Barbara worked with another group on the East Coast establish the fraternity. This coincided with an increase in graphic design programs in American higher education.

The fraternity is a national co-educational honor society focused on graphic arts education. GET provides professional and social networking opportunities to undergraduates and alumni. Prospective members must meet certain academic, moral, and participatory standards to join the organization.[1]

Active chapters[edit]

Zeta: Rochester Institute of Technology [2]

The Zeta Chapter is located in Rochester, NY and is the current national chapter.

Epsilon: Ferris State University

Epsilon Chapter is located in Big Rapids, MI.

Gamma: New York City College of Technology [3]

The Gamma Chapter is located in Brooklyn, NY and was one of the founding chapters.

Iota: Pittsburg State University

The Iota Chapter is located in Pittsburg, KS.

Mu: Murray State University [4]

The Mu Chapter is located in Murray, KY.

Nu: Appalachian State University

The Nu Chapter is located in Boone, NC.

Xi: Clemson University [5]

The Xi Chapter is located Clemson, SC.

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