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Induction into Sigma Pi Sigma is a lifetime membership. Each new member pays to the National Office an entrance fee of $54 at the time of their reception into Sigma Pi Sigma. Induction includes a one-year membership in the Society of Physics Students (SPS) or a one-year extension if currently an SPS member.

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Induction Instructions

A quick guide to initiate and complete your induction process using  To invite a group of new members in bulk, we recommend using our Excel Template in Induction Resources folder.

Instructional Video: Inviting Induction Groups

Learn how to invite students to join your Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter with this step-by-step video.

Virtual Inductions

If you are honoring student achievement by moving your induction ceremony online, check out the virtual induction ceremony here!

Personalize Your Ceremony

We have enlisted the help of honorary Sigma Pi Sigma members, the President of Sigma Pi Sigma, and the Director of SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma to provide personalized messages for your department upon request using this form.

Download the latest induction powerpoint here

If you are starting or restarting a Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter, please fill out this form and send to:

Director Sigma Pi Sigma
One Physics Ellipse College Park,
MD 20740 Tel: (301) 209-3007
Fax: (301) 209-0839
E-mail: sigmapisigma [at]

Additional Resources

Induction Resources (Google Drive with Powerpoint, PDF and XLS files)

Formal induction procedures and supporting files. To download the files from Dropbox, click on the desired file, and when it opens, click on the "Download" button at the top of the screen.

Virtual Induction Ceremony Plenary Talks

Sigma Pi Sigma: A Look back for Moving Forward

A virtual induction ceremony lecture by Professor Toni Sauncy, former President of Sigma Pi Sigma and Director of SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma.


Sigma Pi Sigma: The Four Pillars 

A virtual induction ceremony lecture by Professor Willie Rockward, former President of Sigma Pi Sigma.


Historical Videos (Dropbox folder with mp4 and m4v files)

Marsh White interview, Worth Seagondollar talking about working on the Manhattan Project, and Sigma Pi Sigma Historical Video.

Note: To download the videos from Dropbox, click on the desired video. Once it opens, click on the following icon in the lower right-hand side of the screen:

dropbox icon (more actions);

Then click on "Download".

Historical Videos on YouTube

The First Man-Made Nuclear Explosion

Invited talk by L. Worth Seagondollar at the 2004 Quadrennial Physics Congress, hosted by Sigma Pi Sigma (October 16, 2004, Albuquerque, NM).

Marsh White Interview

Sigma PI Sigma icon, Marsh W. White Interview with Worth Seagondollar and Stan Shepherd

The History of Sigma Pi Sigma

A brief history of Sigma Pi Sigma