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Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) is an international honors fraternity for students pursuing degrees in international studies, global studies, and international relations. Originally founded in 1984 at American University in Washington, D.C., SIR now boasts a total of 140 chapters across the U.S., the UK, and France. In the spirit of leadership and scholarship, Sigma Iota Rho also publishes the annual Journal of International Relations with contributions from its student and faculty members.

The fraternity’s presence at Johns Hopkins University is founded upon two guiding principles: the recognition of exceptional academic ability in international and global studies and the creation of a close community of scholars who share a deep and abiding interest in this field of study. Our Gamma Chi chapter focuses on supporting international studies majors at Johns Hopkins, and providing for and helping to develop close peer-to-peer relationships.

We encourage all international studies majors to apply for membership. Applicants are expected to be juniors and seniors in the major with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher and a 3.4 major GPA or higher. Deadline for applications is March 15.

For more information contact Kate Bruffett, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, at [email protected].