Sigma Iota Rho

Sigma Iota Rho is the national honor society for students of international affairs, founded in 1989 by the International Studies Association. Student eligibility is reviewed by the International Relations Program staff during the spring semester and students meeting the minimum requirements are invited to join the chapter. Election to undergraduate membership in our local chapter requires:  

  • Junior standing with the university
  • Completion of at least 7 courses in the International Relations major, including all required introductory courses
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level, documented through completion of the 201 level course or a proficiency test
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.400 or higher in all courses
  • Grade point average of at least 3.500 in courses applied to the International Relations major
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic integrity

Led by elected officers, students in Sigma Iota Rho take part in activities throughout the year including peer mentoring of students in the International Relations Learning Community, meeting with distinguished guest lecturers, and participating in the induction of new Sigma Iota Rho students at an annual awards dinner. 

The Alpha Chi chapter at the Maxwell School was established in 1995 by Ambassador and Professor-of-Practice Goodwin Cooke, who served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in International Relations from 1991 to 2004. 


2018 Sigma Iota Rho Inductees2018 Inductees: Anne Arthur, Wai Ki Vicky Chan, Julia Cirincione, Meredith Coccoluto, Katherine Conti, Ronit Davis, Dina Eldawy, Cindy Escobar, Emma Fahey, Katelyn Faubel, Michelle Guo, Arva Hassonjee, Kamalishe Hiraldo, Prabhjot Kaur, Andres Laguna Martino, Yong Zhang Lin, Abigail Neuviller, Yara Osman, Dominika Peko, Maria Pons Ventura, Sarah Rimer, Nicholas Rogers, Matthew Roncevich, Giovanna Saccoccio, Sarah Schroder, Sid Senthilkumaran, Cynthia Wang, Elizabeth Wentross, Maraina Weyl, Baylee Wright, Zhongyi Johnny Zhang

2017 Sigma Iota Rho Inductees2017 Inductees: Leishla Agosto-Ortiz, Clayton Baker, Katherine Brisson, Sarah Buell, Bjorn Burk, Luke Chadwick, Frederick Cieri III, Lynsey Cooper, Rose Cote, Emily Dang, Taylor Dunne, Jared Ferko, Andrea Fleming, Lan Geng, Caitlin Harrison, Sarah Hewitt, Nathan Kadah, Michelle Kincaid, Shoshana Kranish, Dashiell Krempel, Zachery Le Cuyer, Gabriella Mednick, Francis Morency, Jacqueline Page, Alexandra Pereira, Brian Perilla, Michaela Sapienza, Emilie Scardilla, Layla Sharaf, Ilana Siegal, Alisa Sokolova, Ingmar Steeman, Adriana Threlkeld, Nicholas Townsend, Manessa Zamingir

2016 Sigma Iota Rho Inductees2016 Inductees: Rachel Bass, Sharon Choi, Wendy Chung, Violeta Curiel, Adriana Curto, Claudia Delgado, Hermela Dereje, Madeline Diorio, Yifei Dong, Alicia Drummond, Clara Echeverria-Ng, Willow Faulkner, Alexandra Fissler, Ling Fun, Lauren Goodwillie, Abigail Gordon, Miranda Green, Jun Koo Han, Cindy Hang, Julia Jones, Benjamin Lee, Gabrielle Lichtenstein, Rashell Lisowski, Alexis Longo, Abigail Maloney, Jacqueline Mapstone, Ishrat Momin, Jesse Nichols, Sarah Prather, Mary Ricchezza, Angelica Rodriguez, Victoria Russo, Zeena Saifi, Gabrielle Sferra, Cullen Stubbs, Bradley White, Harron Young

2015 Sigma Iota Rho Inductees2015 Inductees: Julia Bieniek, Wilfredo Castillo, Tianshu Chen, Rafael Cifuentes Garrido-Lestache IV, Belen Cordon, Alycia Cucka, Lili Dalton, Angela Damachi, Pamela Davis, Rachel Dobbs, Madeleine Durbin, Marissa Fenning, Brendan Finlay, Virginia Giannini, Jacqueline Green, Ryan Hackett, Lucas Harrigan, Brian Ives, Hae Jeong Jeon, Andrea Lopez Merced, Emily Malina, Jon-Wyatt Matlack, Alyssa Palewicz, McKenzie Paterson, Tiffany Powell, Tamara Rasamny, Anthony Rini, Victoria Savage, Ana Siberio, Alexandra Sloss, Rebecca Waghorne, Alison Weber, Ivan Zhivkov, Ruiton Zhou