IOTA SIGMA PI

National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry

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ARTICLE 1 - ELIGIBILITY for MEMBERSHIP

Members are elected on the basis of scholastic and/or professional record. Those eligible for election are as follows:

Article I - Eligibility for Membership

SECTION 1 - Any woman who meets the requirements set forth in any of the following sections and is pursuing or has received a degree in chemistry or in a science closely related to chemistry at any accredited institution offering at least a baccalaureate in that field is eligible for membership. A science may be considered closely related to chemistry when the equivalent of 6 semesters of chemistry are required for the curriculum and the principles of chemistry are used to investigate and interpret areas of research in the discipline. Each candidate for membership is expected to maintain a high standard of scientific conduct and possess character and reputation that are distinct assets to the Society.

SECTION 2 - Undergraduate Students

To be eligible, the student must have completed at least four semesters (or equivalent) of chemistry with an average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 system or have completed at least six semesters of chemistry (or equivalent) with an average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 system. Four semesters of chemistry typically includes two courses of general chemistry with laboratory and two courses of organic chemistry with laboratory. Six Semesters of chemistry includes additional courses such as biochemistry, analytical, or physical chemistry. Courses taken as AP, IB, or CLEP can apply to the six semesters but not to the four semesters. The student must have an overall academic average grade point of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 system.

SECTION 3 - Graduate Students

To be eligible, the student must have met the requirements in Article I, Section 2 or have completed successfully at least nine semester hours (or equivalent) of graduate study in chemistry or a field closely related to chemistry and have a grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0). The student must not be on probation of any kind.

Download the Student Member Application as a Word Document or a PDF.

Note: Student applicants must submit an official transcript and a list of accomplishments along with the first year's dues ($20) and a one-time initiation fee ($25).

SECTION 4 - Professional Applicants

To be eligible, the applicant must have met the requirements in Article I, Section 2 or Article I, Section 3 or hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or field closely related to chemistry or hold a baccalaureate or masters degree in chemistry or field closely related to chemistry and have a three year employment history in chemistry or a field where the principles of chemistry are important or have a five year employment history in chemistry or a field where the principles of chemistry are important.

Download the Professional Member Application as a Word Document or as a PDF

Note: Professional applicants must submit a CV along with the first year's dues ($55) and a one-time initiation fee ($25).


APPLICATION for MEMBERSHIP

If you can meet the qualification for membership and are interested in becoming an Iota Sigma Pi member, please fill out and print the appropriate form and return it, with the appropriate paperwork (transcript or CV), one year's membership dues ($20 for students, $55 for professionals) and a one-time initiation fee of $25, made out to Iota Sigma Pi to your local chapter treasurer or the appropriate National Awards Director.

In the top right corner of the application form you are asked to choose who you will be initiated by, either a specific Chapter or the National Council.

Choose Chapter if:

1. you are a local chapter officer obtaining forms for potential members.
2. you are a potential member who knows the local chapter contact or Treasurer.
3. you know you reside in an area with an active chapter but need the local contact person. (Contact the National VP for local contact information.)

Choose National Council if you do not reside near an active chapter and will become a Member-At-Large.