College of Health Professions

Undergraduate Gerontology Program

Honorary Society - Delta Rho

Sigma Phi Omega, the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, has established the Delta Rho Chapter at Towson University. The honor society was established in 1980 in order to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older adults. Sigma Phi Omega seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields. The faculty adviser is Dr. Emiko Takagi,

Student membership in Delta Rho is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring or minoring in gerontology and related fields. Undergraduates must have a GPA of 3.3 or greater and graduate students must have a 3.5 or greater.

Membership includes individual certificates presented upon initiation along with a Sigma Phi Omega pin and medal.

Congratulations to the new members who were inducted into Sigma Phi Omega on May 5, 2013:

Kristen Anzaldi
Melodie Nordin
Alexandra Fanelli
Jennifer Peeples

The induction ceremony was held  in the West Village during the Office of Collaborative Programs Commencement Celebration and Awards Ceremony. Inductees received certificates, honor cords and pins. Guests were invited and light refreshments were served.

Students majoring in Gerontology who wish to join the honor society should contact Dr. Emiko Takagi at

Gerontology Program - Department of Interprofessional Health Studies
Linthicum Hall, Room 121

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4049
Fax: 410-704-4965





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