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Created by Josh Swillum. Last Edited: October, 2012


ARTICLE IX. SIGMA PI SIGMA MEMBERSHIP


Section 1.

Individual Sigma Pi Sigma Membership Classes of individual membership of Sigma Pi Sigma shall include (a) student, (b) alumnus, and (c) honorary.


Section 2.

Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Membership Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter membership shall include all student Sigma Pi Sigma members, either in or nearby the institution in which the Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter is located, who are not active members of another Chapter. Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter membership also shall include alumni and Sigma Pi Sigma honorary members, either in or nearby the institution in which the Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter is located, who pay Chapter dues and participate in Chapter activities. Sigma Pi Sigma members may transfer their membership to another Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter.


Section 3.

Election to Sigma Pi Sigma Membership

Clause 1. A Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter may elect into its membership, regardless of membership in or affiliation with any other honor society, those students, faculty members and other qualified persons, either in or nearby the institution in which the Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter is located, who attain its standards of high scholarship in physics and other subjects and who give evidence of professional merit, proficiency, and distinction. Sigma Pi Sigma membership shall be conferring in strict accordance with standards no lower than those established by the Society of Physics Students Constitution and the Association of College Honor Societies Constitution. The only basis of selection shall be the character and the professional or scholastic records of the candidate. Election to Sigma Pi Sigma membership is not restricted to physics majors or members of Society of Physics Students Chapters.

Clause 2. Undergraduate candidates shall (a) have completed at least the equivalent of three semesters of full-time college work, (b) have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale in physics classes, (c) have completed at least four semester courses in physics, each of at least three credit hours or the equivalent, which may be credited toward a physics major, (d) be an active member in the Christian Brothers University chapter of the Society of Physics Students, and (e) demonstrate an interest in physics and the potential to contribute to the advancement of science in their future work. Faculty members, research staff members, and other qualified individuals, either in or nearby the institution in which the Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter is located, who are in physics or closely related fields, shall be eligible for election to Sigma Pi Sigma membership on the basis of their professional record.

Clause 3. The election to Sigma Pi Sigma membership shall be conducted by the active members of the Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter. The Chapter advisor shall preside over the Sigma Pi Sigma membership nominating committee and shall appoint the Sigma Pi Sigma membership nominating committee from among the active Sigma Pi Sigma members. Nomination by active Sigma Pi Sigma members will occur at the end of the spring semester during the junior year. The induction ceremony will occur during the fall of the senior year.


Section 4.

Sigma Pi Sigma At-Large Membership The Director of the Society of Physics Students or the President of Sigma Pi Sigma is empowered to elect to Sigma Pi Sigma at-large membership qualified persons who are not so situated that their election into Sigma Pi Sigma membership would be handled normally by the Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter.


Section 5.

Sigma Pi Sigma Alumnus Membership A Sigma Pi Sigma members who is not a student shall be designated an alumnus member for life and shall have all the rights and privileges thereof, including those of a members of an affiliated society of the American Institute of Physics.


Section 6.

Sigma Pi Sigma Honorary Membership Clause 1. Any person who has attained noteworthy distinction at the national level in physics or closely related fields shall be eligible for election of Sigma Pi Sigma honorary membership, regardless of whether or not that person is already a Sigma Pi Sigma member. Clause 2. Sigma Pi Sigma honorary members may be elected only by the Council upon recommendation either by the Chapter into which the member is to be received or by a member of the Executive Committee. Clause 3. Person elected to Sigma Pi Sigma honorary membership shall have all the rights and privileges of other members of Sigma Pi Sigma, but they will not be required to pay any fees.


Section 7.

Reception into Sigma Pi Sigma Membership Each Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter shall use the official procedure for the reception of person into Sigma Pi Sigma membership. Temporary changes in the procedure in individual cases may be sanctioned by the Director of the Society of Physics Students or the President of Sigma Pi Sigma. The official procedure shall be that approved by the Executive Committee.


Section 8.

Alumni Contributions Sigma Pi Sigma alumni members may be provided periodically with the opportunity to contribute to the Society. These contributions shall be voluntary, and failure to contribute shall in no manner alter the status of any Sigma Pi Sigma member. The policies for the arrangements for the solicitation and utilization of these funds shall be under the direction of the Executive Committee.

Constitution

Society of Physics Students

Including Sigma Pi Sigma

Christian Brothers University Chapter