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What Is Gulf Coast Mensa?

Gulf Coast Mensa is the Greater Houston/Texas Gulf Coast area chapter of American Mensa, Ltd. Mensa is a non-profit social organization for individuals with IQs in the top two percentile in the country. Founded in 1965 and boasting over 1100 members, Gulf Coast Mensa is the sixth largest local chapter in the country. It is our mission to provide each of our members the greatest opportunity to experience the benefits of Mensa that he or she seeks through intellectual stimulation, social connection, leadership development and community service. 

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Join Us

Did you know that in the U.S. alone, more than six million people qualify for membership? That's actually one person in every 50. Unfortunately, most don't realize that they qualify and haven't even considered membership. If you are considering joining Mensa, there are two ways to become a member. You can either sit for...

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GCM Board of Directors

We would love to hear from you! If you have any comments or questions at all, or would like to attend one of our local public events don't hesitate to get it touch. You can contact the entire board of directors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click through here to find just the person you're looking for. Thanks for your interest and we hope to hear from you soon! 

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Gulf Coast Mensa is first and foremost a social organization. That means we've got events happening just about all the time. If you aren't yet a member but want to get know who we are, feel free to check out our Public Events Calendar and meet up with us. Our public calendar won't include everything but it does include events like pub nights...

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GCM Scholarships

Gulf Coast Mensa awards three scholarships to applicants from the regional area. Scholarships are awarded solely based on essays submitted by students. No consideration is given to grades, academic program or financial need. Local scholarships are judged by a panel of at least three members of the local chapter for content, grammar, organization, and craftsmanship.

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Have A Gifted Child?

Are you a parent of a gifted child? Are you considering membership for your child or have you been advised to seek membership, but you don't know where to start? Well you're in the right place! First, visit our Testing Page to get all the information you'll need about getting your child into Mensa and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact...

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Support GCM

Gulf Coast Mensa is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on member donations to help us fund our events and scholarships. Now you can support GCM while you shop in everyday places like Randall's, Amazon.com or even our own Gulf Coast Mensa store. Any donations you make directly to Gulf Coast Mensa are also tax deductible, so start showing your support today!

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