Sigma Iota Rho

Sigma Iota Rho is an international honors fraternity for students pursuing degrees in international studies, global studies, and international relations. Originally founded in 1984 at the 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 the 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 is focused on creating a center for networking, engagement, and support for international studies majors at Johns Hopkins, whether by sponsoring campus events, hosting guest speakers, or by simply developing close peer-to-peer relationships. We accept applications from rising juniors and seniors in the spring and encourage all international studies majors to connect with us and to apply for membership. Applicants are expected to be international studies majors with a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Applications are accepted during the spring semester each academic year. To apply to join Sigma Iota Rho contact Kate Bruffett, International Studies Academic Advisor, at