The Tau Sigma National Honor Society was established at Auburn University in 1999. The society is exclusively for  transfer students who have obtained at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale after transferring into a bachelor’s degree program. The society now has chapters at 94 colleges and universities across the United States.

Recently the Gamma Chi chapter of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society was chartered at North Carolina Central University, a historically Black college in Durham. Earlier this month 92 students at NCCU were inducted into the society. NCCU Chancellor Charlie Nelms was inducted as an honorary member.

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Other HBCUs with chapters of the society include Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Tennessee State University.