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 encourage all international studies majors to connect with us and to apply for membership. Applicants are expected to be juniors and seniors majoring in International Studies with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. Deadline for applications is March 15. Students must be on the Homewood campus at the time they apply; students studying abroad should wait until they return to campus to submit an application.