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About Alpha Alpha Alpha

Alpha Alpha Alpha, or Tri-Alpha, was founded March 24, 2018 at Moravian College (now Moravian University) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Since it's founding, Tri-Alpha has expanded to over 130 chapters in 35 states. In May 2022, the University of Wyoming inducted in the founding members of the Gamma Epsilon chapter.


Students qualify for induction into Tri-Alpha if they meet the following criteria:

  • The student has earned at least 30 credit/semester hours towards a baccalaureate degree (including half-time).

  • The undergraduate student has achieved an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. 

  • Neither of the student's parents, nor step-parents, nor legal guardians, completed a bachelor's degree.

  • Graduate students who are first-generation students can be admitted if they have completed the equivalent of at least one term of study (9 or more graduate credits) and have a GPA in their graduate program of at least 3.5. 

  • An outward recognition of personal accomplishment and an incentive for continued high scholarship.

  • The opportunity to meet other first-generation scholars from all academic disciplines on your campus and to join them in promoting academic excellence and creating a supportive environment for first-generation college students.

  • Identifies you to employers, professionals, and graduate schools as a person of superior academic ability and commitment.

  • Ability to mentor younger first-generation students.

  • Ability to receive mentoring from more senior first-generation students, as well as faculty, staff, and alumni who were first-generation students.

  • $10 goes to the national office and covers the lifetime membership fee, certificate, and pin
  • $15 covers the cost of the honors cords
  • $15 covers Gamma Epsilon social events and induction ceremony.
We want membership in Tri-Alpha to be accessible for every eligible student. If you are concerned about membership fee, please contact Makayla Stewart, one the advisors for Tri-Alpha, at firstgen@uwyo.edu