SPS Council Elections

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Elections for the 2018-2019 SPS National Council

Nominations for 2018-19 SPS National Council are open through March 15. All members in good standing are encouraged to consider running for office.  To nominate yourself or another SPS member, please complete the nominations form.

To see members of the current council, please visit the national council page. To learn more about what being on the National Council means, read below.

Download additional National Council Nomination flyers:

Descriptions of open Council positions:

Associate Zone Councilor (AZC)

Must be a member of a SPS chapter. Elected for a one-year term, the duties of the Associate Zone Councilor parallel those of the Zone Councilor: communicating with chapters, encouraging and urging chapters to host zone meetings, attending zone meetings hosted by others, and keeping a polite thumb in the back of chapter officers.

The Associate Zone Councilor represents his/her zone at the annual SPS National Council meeting. This means that your nominee for Associate Zone Councilor must be a student member of SPS in 2018-19. The next council meeting will be held  September 13-16, 2018 in College Park, MD. All travel expenses will be covered by the SPS national office. All students wishing to run for Associate Councilor Representative to the Executive Committee MUST plan on staying through noon on Sunday of the Council Meeting.

Zone Councilor (ZC)

Elected for a three-year term, communicates regularly with all chapters about SPS interest in the zone and at the national level, reminds chapters of deadlines in the SPS calendar, and meets with individual chapters as time and resources permit. The Zone Councilor also encourages, keeps a polite thumb in the back of chapter advisors, and represents his/her zone on the National Council. The next council meeting will be held September 13-16, 2018 in College Park, MD. All travel expenses will be covered by the SPS national office.

The Zone Councilor ensures that zone meetings are organized and held. This does not mean that the Zone Councilor organizes them him/her-self; it means that the Zone Councilor asks (and sometimes coaxes) chapters to host a zone meeting. If the Zone Councilor is a Sigma Pi Sigma member, then he/she may install new Sigma Pi Sigma chapters at a chapter’s invitation.

Sigma Pi Sigma President

Elected for a two-year term, the Sigma Pi Sigma President represents Sigma Pi Sigma and its members to the SPS Executive Committee and the Council. The President also provides liaison, together with the Director of the Society of Physics Students, between Sigma Pi Sigma and the Association of College Honor Societies.

In addition, the president may be invited to officiate at the installation of new chapters of the honor society.

SPS National Council at PhysCon 2016