SPS Council Elections

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Elections for the 2017-2018 SPS National Council

Elections for 2017-18 SPS National Council are closed. All chapters are encouraged to vote and make their voices heard in 2018.

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.

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 2017-18. The next council meeting will be held in September 21-23, 2017, 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, 24 September.

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 in September 21-23, 2017, 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.

Society of Physics Students President

Elected for a two-year term, the duties of SPS President include serving on the Executive Committee as its chairperson, presiding over meetings of the Council, and representing SPS to the AIP Governing Board and the AIP Advisory Committee on Physics Education.

SPS National Council at PhysCon 2016