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