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Iota, Iota, Iota (Triota) Honor Society

The Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program is proud to announce the establishment of a new national honor society at Purdue University:  Iota, Iota, Iota

"Triota" is the academic honor society for the field of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Triota works to enhance the experience of students in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as well as recognizing their academic achievements.  In addition to encouraging and supporting scholarly excellence in the field, members pledge to maintain feminist values central to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  These include: egalitarianism, inclusiveness, and the celebration of the diversity of gendered experiences.   “Triota” is named for the ancient goddesses, Inanna, Isthar, and Isis.

The goals and governance of Purdue University’s Epsilon Kappa chapter of Triota are outlined in its Constitution.

Purdue’s WGSS program extends special thanks to Hanya Malik (WGSS major, class of 2020) for her efforts this past year to establish the Epsilon Kappa chapter of Triota at Purdue.  The chapter’s first slate of officers include:

President, A Reed

Vice President, Talia Kidder

Treasurer, Zoe Davis

Secretary, Madie Winningham

Community/Membership Chair: Ziqi Yao

The first member cohort of the Epsilon Kappa chapter of Triota, inducted on May 14, 2020 include:

Undergraduate Members

Listing of Undergraduate Members
Name Degree Class of
Hanya Malik Political Science - BA, WGSS - BA 2020
Gabby Hamill Communication 2022
Danny Jia Communication - BA 2020
Hannah Will Radiological Health Sciences 2022
Hannah Spaulding English 2022
Zoe Malavenda WGSS, Linguistics 2022
Max Malavenda Anthropology 2021
Carlos A. Zavala Zavala Political Science 2021
Cheryl Sutton Sociology 2021
Quinn Houlihan Anthropology, WGSS 2023
Janae Bell Human Development & Family Studies 2021
Juliana Donoso Abuawad Phychological Sciences 2022
Keiana Bowie Psychological Sciences 2021
Maxwell Whitehurst Computer Graphics Technology, Visual Arts 2022
Paige Donovan Health & Kinesiology 2022
Roxana Fraga WGSS 2021
Talia Broekers Nursing 2021
Anna Keeperman Psychological Sciences 2022
Elaina Gillilan Psychological Sciences 2022
Melissa Hope Malter Psychological Sciences, WGSS 2021
Victoria Jade Hahn Sociology 2023
Tamara O Farquhar Psychological Sciences 2021
Faith Cornett Psychological Sciences 2022
Alex Griffin-Little WGSS, Policital Science 2021


Graduate Members

Listing of Graduate Members
Name Degree Program
Chelsy Albertson Communication
Juanita Crider American Studies
Candice Sexton Technology



The 2022-2023 Faculty Advisor for the Epsilon Kappa chapter of Iota Iota Iota is Dr. Ashley Purpura, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies. Contact:


Eligibility for membership in the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Triota:

Students who have completed at least six credit hours in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies coursework and have a GPA of 3.0 or above in WGSS courses are eligible for active membership. Only active members may hold office, vote, preside, officiate, or solicit funds on behalf of the organization.

How to Apply:

Students interested in joining should complete the Triota Honor Society Application and send it to Triota President, A Reed at  An induction ceremony for new members will be announced in early spring semester 2021.