Triota: The WGSS Honor Society



Triota Logo

Iota Iota Iota (Triota) was started in 1992 at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. The Greek letter "Iota" was selected for the name to represent the three goddesses Inanna, Ishtar, and Isis.

This year marks Triota's return to campus, and we couldn't be more excited to be back! Triota began at the Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1992. It was created to honor and celebrate the academic achievements of students in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In the years since, we have removed any academic requirements in place because we feel that there should be no barriers to joining this organization. Triota was founded upon the feminist values of egalitarianism, inclusiveness, and celebration of diverse experiences. We actively work to uphold these principles and all other tenets of intersectional feminism!

Are you a student majoring or minoring in a program run by the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies? If so, this is your formal invitation to join Triota. This organization serves as a safe space for all students in our program to come together, and we would be lucky to have you as a member! This semester, we will host monthly meetings to connect with each other and to activate around issues in our community.

Triota at OSU

The OSU Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Honor Society was founded in 2004. The first induction ceremony was held February 9, 2004.

Triota strives to maintain feminist values central to women's, gender and sexuality studies:

  • egalitarianism
  • inclusiveness
  • celebration of diverse experiences

Triota also works to enhance the experience of students in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies as well as recognizing their academic achievements.


Students who are majoring or minoring in a program run by the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are invited to join Iota Iota Iota. Honors cords will be given to all graduating students who have majored or minored in a WGSS related program and have at least a 3.0 GPA, in said program. Email for information on how to join.

Zine Project

In Spring 2022, the members of Triota collaborated on a zine projected titled "BODIES." This zine can be viewed for free below. Physical copies are available with an accompanying donation to Women Have Options Ohio. These can be picked up in the WGSS main office.