Gamma Sigma Epsilon

National Chemistry Honor Society

General Information

Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national honorary chemical society, was founded at Davidson College, Davidson, NC on December 19, 1919. Thousands of students have been members of Gamma Sigma Epsilon since its inception.  The government of the fraternity is vested in its Conventions, which are held biennially, and in its national officers, who are elected at the Conventions.
Advisor: Dr. Eduard Casillas

Villanova Chemistry at a Glance:

Degrees Offered: B.S., M.S.
Full Time Faculty: 25
Undergraduate Majors: 85
Graduate Students: 25
Equipment: an array of modern instrumentation for conducting research and instructional facilities
Building: Mendel Science Center houses research and instructional facilities for 6 scientific departments, including 17 chemistry research labs

Directions to Mendel Science Center

Software and Databases

ChemWatch is an MSDS database.
access ChemWatch (from campus)

access ChemWatch advanced functions page (login required)

Contact Eric Welsh for more information.

ChemTracker is a chemical inventory database.  Click here to obtain a username and password.  Your Villanova account login information is required.
Contact Dr. Kurchan for more information.

The Department of Chemistry has a site license for ChemDoodle, available for both Windows and Mac.
NOTE: You need to use your Villanova email address to start the process of obtaining the software.

Spartan P-Chem
The Department of Chemistry has a 15- concurrent user license for Spartan P-Chem. Please note this software is only available for Windows.
NOTE: You must be connected to the campus network in order to run the software.

Method of Establishing Chapters

Chapters of Gamma Sigma Epsilon are established by the national officers, following its approval of a petition from a local group. There must be four or more student charter members of the group, and the petition should include a statement of the purpose of the group, and the scholastic requirements for election to membership of the group. It must be signed by the members of the group, and should be accompanied by letters from the head of the chemistry department and the president of the college. Petitions should be sent to the Executive President.