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Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO): The National Academic and Professional Society in Gerontology

SPO - Delta Eta Chapter


Gerontology Academic Honor & Professional Society (G.A.H.P.S.)csulb aghe spo

About Sigma Phi Omega

    • Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older adults are served.
    • Mission: To promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship and services to older persons and to advance the education of those individuals in aging related fields.
    • SPO - Delta Eta Chapter or G.A.H.P.S. welcomes you to meet our members and share news reflecting excellence and outstanding service within our gerontology profession.
    • For the official website of Sigma Phi Omega, please CLICK HERE

Membership Eligibility & Fees

  1. Undergraduates with a GPA of at least 3.3
  2. Graduate level students with a GPA of at least 3.5.
    Those who do not have the required GPA can still participate under probationary status while attempting to raise the GPA. Alumni and professionals in aging related fields are also welcome to join.
  3. Annual Fee membership is $25.00 (Includes pin & certificate)

Spring 2017: Events coming up!


    Aging and Alzheimer’s 
    an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and its effects on African Americans

    When? Monday, February 27, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Where? Ladera Senior & Community Center, 4750 West 62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90056

    How much? Free!!! (Refreshments will be served)

    RSVP Required: Carmen Moore (323) 930-6273 / or


    Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), 43rd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference 

    When? March 9-12, 2017

    Where? Miami Marriott Dadeland, Miami, FL

    How much? $150.00 for students

    For more details:


    Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo

    When? Saturday, April 1, 10am - 2:30pm

    Where? Best Western Golden Sails, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803

    How much? Free!!!

    For more details:


    When? Wednesday, April 12, 10:30-2:30pm.

    Where? CSULB

    When? Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

    Where? USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Auditorium

    How much? $50 (includes lunch and parking)

    RSVP at (code: aging)

    For more information:

    When? Saturday, April 22, 8:00 am-1:30 pm.

    Where? First Church of the Nazarene 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107

    How much? Free

    For more details:


    When? April 28, 2017, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm.

    Where? CSULB

    For more details:

    When? Saturday, April 29, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

    Where? University Student Union on the CSULB Campus


    When? Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Where? St. Mary’s Hospital 1050 Linden Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813

    Other details: Come and learn about programs and services for seniors. This event is by LB seniors for LB seniors and the surrounding community


    When? July 23-27, 2017

    Where? San Francisco, California

    For more details:



Delta Eta Chapter Faculty Advisor:

Elena Ionescu

Elena Ionescu

2015-2016 Officers

President - Gabriela Sedano, MSGc
Treasurer - Frances Ginder, MSGc
V.P. - Alexandra Wilkinson, MSGc
Academics: Samanta Godinez, MSGc

Secretary: Kristin Taylor, MSGc

Fundraising:                  Masha Ehteshambrojerdi, MSGc           

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Past Events: Fall 2016





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