Sigma Phi Omega - Gerontology Honor Society

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served.

The goals of SPO are achieved primarily through activities of local chapters, and secondarily through efforts of the national office and officers. Local chapters serve as links within their respective communities to promote interaction between gerontology educators, students, alumni, and local professionals. The chapters provide opportunities for personal and professional interaction, sharing of concerns, discussion of issues, and service activities.

SPO seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.

Sigma Phi Omega 2016 Induction Ceremony
SPO 2016 Induction Photo

Sigma Phi Omega is the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. On March 31, sixteen students were inducted. Deana A. Bodner, Program Development Specialist at the Tompkins County Department of Social Services was the featured speaker and honorary community member.

Ithaca College's Gerontology Honor Society received the 2016 Service Project Award for its intergenerational theater project, Age on Stage.

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