Gamma Iota Sigma is an honorary fraternity with selective membership criteria. To join Gamma Iota Sigma, a student must complete the online application and hazing form. In addition to the recognition associated with membership in an honorary organization, students who join Gamma Iota Sigma have opportunities to network and interact with industry representatives, through the meetings and conferences sponsored by the fraternity, and through the services offered through the​ Gamma Iota Sigma Grand Chapter.

To join Gamma Iota Sigma, complete an application. You will be given the option to pay via debit/credit card when you complete your online application, or a check for dues made out to Gamma Iota Sigma may be brought to the Departmental Office (A405 Moore-Rooker). We do not accept cash payments. Because the dues payments are a one-time only fee, it is advantageous to join both Gamma Iota Sigma and the Insurance Society as early in a student’s college career as possible. For additional details about the fraternity, contact the Faculty Advisor, Jenny Atkinson, located in A416 Moore-Rooker.

2023-2024 Officers

Gamma Iota Sigma elects officers during the Spring semester.

Kristina Buchanan

VP for Communications
JD Chipman

VP for Diversity Relations
Cheney Dunwoodie

VP for Finance
Cole Schmittlein

VP for Student Relations
Maggie Hackling

VP for Industry Relations
Ryan Doster

VP of Professional Development
Bryce Hartigan

Faculty Advisor
Jenny Atkinson

Duties of the Gamma Iota Sigma Officers

Primary officer contact for faculty advisor; Coordinate student participation for annual conference and Invitational Seminar in Fall; attend meetings of Business Council; coordinate GIS Initiation Ceremonies at joint meetings of Insurance Society and GIS; oversee GIS assistance with Insurance Society programs and events; make announcements in classes.

Vice President for Communications
Update membership lists; submit monthly reports to GIS national office; assist President with details concerning meetings and events; make announcements in classes.

Vice President for Finance
Deposit dues and other fees collected from students and others; pay all expenses from organizational accounts; keep financial records; prepare budgets; make announcements in classes.

Vice President for Industry Relations
Contact firms to participate in Intern-For-A-Day program; coordinate scheduling of Intern-For-A-Day program; make announcements in classes.

Vice President for Student Relations
Act as liaison for students; coordinate scheduling of GIS officers for class announcements; act as Pandora liaison; assist other officers as needed; make announcements in classes.

VP of Professional Development
Develop and present tips at the annual career fair boot camp, and keep in tune with professional development opportunities around UGA and GIS to communicate to members. Create a campaign of interview and professionalism tips to share with students. Organize and conduct office hours to assist students with resume critiques and other general questions. Plan reading day group study sessions to encourage students to meet.

VP for Diversity and Inclusion
Coordinate D&I initiatives within the chapter, plan diversity-related events throughout the semester, and coordinate with the grand chapter on D&I initiatives.


Faculty Advisor

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Department and Program Office

Risk Management and Insurance