Tri-Alpha Honor Society

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A National Honor Society for First-Generation College Students.

New for the 2020-2021 academic year, The Seattle University chapter of Alpha Alpha Alpha (Tri-Alpha) is the first chapter in Washington State.

We are proud to share that we have inducted 85 first-gen students this year.


Member Qualifications:

  • The student has earned at least 36 credit/semester hours (or 54 quarter hours) towards a baccalaureate degree

  • 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.


Member Benefits:

  • A certificate and pin signifying membership. Membership is for life.

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

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

  • Be part of a first-gen academic community.

2020 - 2021 Student Leadership Team

  • Co-Presidents: Lorra Hernon & Adrian Joseph Nava
  • Vice President: Richard Pallangyo
  • Treasurer: Shiori Ohki
  • Secretary: Sarah Trapizona
  • Historian: Colby Lane