Students qualify for Tri-Alpha if: neither of their parents, nor step-parents, nor legal guardians, completed a bachelor’s degree; they have completed at least 30 credit hours, and have maintained a GPA of 3.2 or better.
Members are recognized for their academic excellence and work as a campus-wide community to serve the needs and challenges of all first-generation students at Heidelberg. Members will also wear the society honor cord upon graduation.
you must be a current student at Heidelberg,
who has completed at least three full-time terms of study (minimum 30 credit hours), at least one of which must have been at Heidelberg,
who has an overall GPA of at least 3.2 in all coursework, and
who comes from a family where neither parent nor any legal guardians earned a bachelor’s degree.
faculty and staff members are also welcome to join.
All first-generation Heidelberg Faculty, Staff, and Alumni are also welcome to become Tri-Alpha members despite their GPA while in school. Having members of our campus community and alumni family in our ranks helps to encourage and inspire our current first-generation students.