Sigma Phi Omega

SPOlogoSigma 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.

All UNCG Gerontology students and UNCG Delta Gamma Chapter SPO members are welcome to attend local chapter meetings, a.k.a. the SPO/Gerontology Club!  Most meetings are held in the UNCG Gerontology Library, Ferguson Building Room 214.

Announcing our 2016 SPO/Gerontology Club officers:

PresiUNCG Gerontology at a Triad Retirement Living Association eventdent: Ana Herrera

Vice President: Dana Graefe

Secretary Treasurer: Kaitlin Reid

Public Relations Coordinator: Stephen Simpson




We also have a new Facebook page!  There you’ll find meeting dates/times/locations, etc.
Please visit

If you’re not a Facebook user, you may instead inquire about SPO/Gerontology Club events by contacting the UNCG Gerontology program office at 336-256-1020 or