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July 2, 2012
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Norwich University establishes chapter of international relations honor society

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University officials announced the establishment of an official chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the Honor Society for International Studies. 

Norwich officials submitted an application to make Norwich home to the prestigious society in June and received word of acceptance later that month.

According to Norwich’s June 26 letter of acceptance, “Sigma Iota Rho exists to advance the service and scholarship of students of international relations through the promotion of a deeper understanding of world affairs.”

Norwich offers an undergraduate concentration in international relations as well as the master of arts in diplomacy program through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS), which offers concentrations in international commerce; international terrorism studies and international conflict resolution.

“Norwich University students, both graduate and undergraduate, pursue distinct and unique fields of study in International Relations,” said Dr. Lasha Tchantouridzé, associate professor and director of MDY. “Membership will allow them to connect better with fellow students, and also scholars, from related fields studied at other schools, and Norwich students will be recognized for their unique specializations within the discipline of International Relations.”

“We decided to pursue this in response to a wide interest from MDY students. The networking aspect of this affiliation will be invaluable to both undergraduate and graduate international relations students, and our acceptance has been enthusiastically received,” said Dan Alcorn, the chapter representative and faculty advisor.


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 193 year academic heritage with innovative online master’s degrees in a variety of areas. CGCS also offers a certificate in teaching and learning; a certificate in continuity of governmental operations and a bachelor’s completion program. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention.  http://graduate.norwich.edu/