Although Information Technology is a relatively young field it has had major impacts across many industries and ways of life. The National Honor Society of Information Technology, Gamma Nu Eta, was founded in the honor of Dr. Greg N Hughes in Spring 2000 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by two students, Joshua Hoffman and Skyla Loomis.
In Spring 2011 students in the Illinois Institute of Technology School of Applied Technology’s Information Technology and Management degree programs were inducted as the Beta Chapter of GNH. In the Spring of 2012, the Gamma Chapter at Gallaudet University was chartered, and in Spring of 2013 the Delta Chapter was chartered at Rutgers University. Spring 2016 students at Mount Saint Mary College inducted the Epsilon Chapter.
Gamma Nu Eta was founded with the following three purposes:
- To recognize and encourage excellence in the field of Information Technology among students.
- To offer knowledge and services to its members’ schools and surrounding communities.
- To play an active role in the application and evolution of Information Technology within society.
Gamma Nu Eta is not only an organization which is meant to bestow honor upon its members, but also to foster scholarship, leadership, and community involvement within its membership. Colleges and universities which grant baccalaureate or advanced degrees that support this mission may establish chapters or individual membership affiliations with the Society. Undergraduate and graduate students and professionals of sound scholarship and character who support this mission may be elected to membership.