Elections for the 2018-2019 SPS National Council
Voting Deadline: May 2
Each chapter receives one vote. ALL VOTING IS DONE ELECTRONICALLY and advisors or student leaders must login as their chapter to submit their vote. Refer to our ballot instructions for more information.
Candidate information is available on the ballots and via the following pdfs:
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 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, a ZC communicates regularly with chapters within their zone about SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma, encourages local and national initiatives, reminds chapters of deadlines, and meets with individual chapters as time and resources permit. The Zone Councilor also encourages and supports local chapter advisors and represents all chapters within their zone on the National Council. The goal of each ZC should be to support and encourage the events within a zone, as well as communication. The next council meeting will be held September 13-16, 2018 in College Park, MD. All travel expenses to the National Council meeting will be covered by the SPS national office.
Each Zone Councilor ensures that zone meetings are organized and held within their zone. This does not mean that the Zone Councilor has to organize the meeting but instead should work with chapters within their zone to ensure a successful zone meeting occurs.
Sigma Pi Sigma President
Elected for a two-year term, the Sigma Pi Sigma President represents Sigma Pi Sigma and its members to the Executive Committee and the National Council. The President provides liaison, together with the Director of the Society of Physics Students, between Sigma Pi Sigma and the Association of College Honor Societies. Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service of its members towards their fellow students, colleagues, and the public; to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. In addition, the president, together with the Director of the Society of Physics Students, is responsible for ensuring the sucessful installation of new chapters of the honor society.