Tau Sigma was incorporated as a non-profit in 1999 with Auburn University serving as the home of the first chapter. At that time, Auburn University was becoming increasingly aware of the significant numbers of transfers on campus, as well as the university’s inability to adequately serve them. Tau Sigma was born out of Auburn University’s desire to improve its service to and recruiting and retention of transfer students.
Today, 876 other universities have established or are currently establishing Tau Sigma chapters in their efforts to improve the services that they provide to their transfer student population. The OSU-Tulsa chapter was founded in 2005.