Tri-Alpha Membership Application

The Alpha Alpha Alpha (Tri-Alpha) First-generation Honor Society recognizes the academic achievements of first-generation college students. WSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to join Tri-Alpha to support and advocate for the academic excellence of first-generation college students.

This lifetime membership is achieved through the one-time national induction fee of $25 (for students) and $40 for faculty, staff, and alumni.

Students qualify for induction into Tri-Alpha if they meet the following criteria:

  • Has earned at least 30 credit hours towards a baccalaureate degree.
  • Has achieved an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Neither of the student's parents, step-parents, nor legal guardians, has completed a bachelor's degree.
  • Graduate students who are first-generation students can be admitted if they have completed the equivalent of at least one term of study (9 or more graduate credits) and have a GPA in their graduate program of at least 3.5.

Faculty and staff qualify for induction by meeting the definition of a first-generation student listed above at the time they completed their bachelor's degree. Faculty and staff must be willing to serve as mentors for first-generation students.

Those interested in applying for membership, may complete their responses below for online-application.

Did either of your parents graduate from a 4-year college?*
Did either of your parents graduate from a 4-year college?
Select your class standing
student must provide their gpa
Faculty please list the office/department
Staff please list the office/department
Answer yes or no
area code-123-4567

Tri-Alpha is a not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization for the purpose of supporting the activities of the First-Gen Honor Society, Tri-Alpha.