Gamma Sigma Epsilon is a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919 at Davidson College. The original fraternity was created to promote academic excellence and undergraduate research scholarship in chemistry. In 1931 the fraternity went co-ed and became an honor society. Today there are nearly 100 active Gamma Sigma Epsilon chapters throughout the United States. The Society is governed by a National Executive Council of elected officers and meets in biennial conventions for the purpose of governance, fellowship, and scientific exchange.

The latest edition of the society newsletter the Ray can be found here

The 49th Biennial Convention

occurred November 11-13, 2022 at Florida Gulf Coast University

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48th Biennial Convention and Society Centennial Celebration occurred November 8-10, 2019 at the founding chapter at Davidson College

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47th Biennial Convention occurred October 6-8, 2017 at Niagara University in Niagara University, NY

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46th Biennial Convention occurred October 9-11, 2015 at Pitt-Greensburg in Greensburg, PA

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Local chapters are guided by their own constitutions and locally elected officers. New local chapters are approved and installed by the National Executive Council. If you do not already have a chemistry honorary, please consider forming a chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon as a means of recognizing chemistry student excellence. Further information about forming a chapter is available on this site by selecting the JOIN button above. Join us on...*FACEBOOK*...and...*LINKEDIN*