Sigma Phi Omega

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) is the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, established in 1980 to recognize the excellence of those who study gerontology/aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons.

SPO seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.

The goals of SPO are achieved primarily through the activities of local chapters and secondarily through efforts of the national office and officers. Local chapters serve as links within their respective communities to promote interaction between gerontology educators, students, alumni, and local professionals, providing opportunities for personal and professional interaction, sharing concerns, discussion of issues, and service activities.

Katie Thompson — 2015-2015 President of the local Delta Gamma SPO Chapter at UNCG — invites all UNCG Gerontology students and Delta Gama SPO members to attend local chapter meetings. Most meetings are held in the UNCG Gerontology Library, Ferguson Building Room 214.   Information about SPO Delta Gamma Chapter events for the academic year are posted here when they are available.

 Katie Thompson


Katie Thompson, Delta Gamma SPO Chapter President 2014-2015




SPO Delta Gamma Chapter Pot Luck Social!
Friday, November 21, 2-4pm
Smith Senior Center, 2401 Fairview St. Greensboro, 27410.

Bring a “cultural or traditional” dish or snack typically served during holidays plus sodas or tea.  Please bring enough to share with some older adult refugees, international students and older adults in the area who also will be attending.

Smith Senior Center will provide all of the paper products, ice, decorations, tables and chairs and extra serving utensils and outlets/power strips for those that may be bringing a dish in a crock pot.

RSVP to Katie Thompson at (919)274-0009.