Chapter Leaders

Welcome Chapter Leaders!


                    Sigma Xi's new Chapter Leader Community is now open for business.

                                         This professional collaborative platform is exclusive to Chapter Officers. 

Idea Exchange, Brainstorming and Support...Oh my!

Share your ideas with your fellow officers on recruitment and events. Post questions in our Discussions forum. Members of this community share a common bond - you are the lifeblood of the organization working on the local level as Sigma Xi Ambassadors. If you are a newer leader, you have a repository  of experienced officers in this community ready to assist. 

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Your Chapter Services team will post up to the minute information on what's new with Sigma Xi. Check back for updates on meetings, membership campaigns and other important information for your chapter.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sigma Xi 2022 Assembly of Delegates

    Nov 3, 13:00 - 17:00 (ET)

    Notice of Sigma Xi’s HYBRID assembly of delegates

    Date of Notice:  September 2, 2022

    Sigma Xi Constitution Article III. Section 2. D. Notice and Response Requirements (i) Notice of each Annual Meeting or Biennial meeting of the Assembly of Delegates shall be given to each chapter by electronic letter, and also by announcement in the official journal of the Society at least 60 days prior to convening of the Assembly of Delegates.

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society announces that the 2022 Assembly of Delegates and the region and constituency caucuses will be held in a hybrid format, in-person and virtually, on Thursday, November 3, 2022 in Alexandria, Virginia.

    Sigma Xi Elections

    Sigma Xi Bylaw III, Section 3. Officers of the Society B. Election of Officers (ii) Additional Nominations:

    Additional nominations for President-elect and for Treasurer may be made provided each nominee is supported by at least three chapters and further provided that the chapters have been furnished by the proposers through the Executive Director at least 21 days prior to the convening of the Assembly of Delegates with the name of the nominee and the additional information required in (I (Bylaw III, Section 3. B (i) Nominations by the Committee on Nominations) above.

    Electronic voting will begin on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 8:00 am following the International Forum on Research Excellence. The electronic polls will remain open for 14 days. Members must cast their ballot by Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Each active full and associate member of Sigma Xi shall have one vote.  Each eligible voter will receive instructions via email on how to cast their vote for the open elected positions. Results of the elections will be announced on the Society’s website and in other membership communications following the close of the election.

    Candidates for all offices are listed below. Details for each candidate will be available on the Sigma Xi website on September 14, 2022. A meet and greet for the presidential candidates will be held immediately following the Assembly of Delegates on November 3, 2022.

    President-elect will serve from July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024, then as President beginning July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025, and as Immediate Past President from July 1, 2025 – June 30, 2026.
    • Mukund Chorghade
    • Kathy Lu
    • Donna Nelson

    Constituency Directors (term July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2026)

    • Research and Doctoral Universities: Raymond Byrne, Roger Narayan
    • Membership at Large: Kunal Ajmera, Endia Sante-Crabtree, Gnozi Okoye, Emma Perry

    Regional Director (term July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2026)
    • Mid-Atlantic Region: Debra Good
    • Northeast Region: Theodora Pinou

    Constituency Group Associate Directors (term July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2026)

    • Comprehensive Colleges and Universities: He Wang
    • Area Groups, Industries, State and Federal Laboratories: Elizabeth Ambos

    Regional Associate Director (term July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2026)

    • Northwest Region: Allen Thomas
    • Southeast Region: Jack A. Butler, Sabyasachi Moulik, Lei Sun
    Committee on Nominations (the three-year term begins at the conclusion of the voting period)
    • Baccalaureate Colleges Constituency Group: blank
    • Canadian International Constituency Group: Richard Boudreault
    • North Central Region: Carlo Segre
    • Southwest Region: Robert Horton

    Sigma Xi Annual Budget

    In accordance with Sigma Xi Bylaws Section 6.  Committees of the Society, item 530:   It [Committee on Finance] shall review and modify the Executive Director's annual budget for the consideration of the Board of Directors, and a copy of the annual budget will be furnished to each chapter at least 60 days prior to the Assembly of Delegates. (under separate attachment)

    During the May 25, 2022 meeting of the Society’s Board of Director’s, the Committee on Finance recommended that the Board of Directors approve the proposed FY2023 Operating Budget.  A motion was made; the motion was seconded.  The motion carried and the proposed FY2023 Operating Budget was approved.  A copy of the FY2023 Operating Budget is attached.

    We anticipate an exciting and informative Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference and look forward to seeing you there!

    Warm regards,

    Jamie L. Vernon, Ph.D.

    Executive Director and CEO


    Alexandria, VA, United States


  • GIAR Centennial Event... Only a few spots remain!

  • Sigma Xi Call for Nominations for Leadership Positions

    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to fill the president-elect, director, and associate director positions, and representation of regions and constituencies on the Committee on Nominations. 

    Sigma Xi’s candidates and elected leaders are expected to meet the commonly held standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity and will be asked to sign Sigma Xi’s Code of Ethical Conduct to this effect. Sigma Xi seeks diverse and inclusive slates for all positions.

    Only active full members of the Society are eligible to run for office. An inactive member may become active at any time through payment of current dues.

    President-Elect:  3-year term, each year with distinct title, duties, and responsibilities.  Failure to complete any part of the 3-year term will end the term in full:   

    President-elect: July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

    President:  July 1, 2024 – June 2025

    Past-president: July 1, 2025– June 30, 2026

    Nominations for the President-Elect should be submitted to by March 30, 2022.

    The following positions carry a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2026

    Board of Directors:
    • Mid-Atlantic Region (MA)
    • Northeast Region (NE)
    • Research & Doctoral Universities (R&D)
    • Membership at Large (MAL)

    Associate Directors

    • Area Groups, Industries, State & Federal Labs (MI)
    • Comprehensive Colleges & Universities (CM)
    • Northwest (NW)
    • Southeast (SE)

    Committee on Nominations
    3-year term beginning November 2022 through November 2025

    • Baccalaureate Colleges (BA)
    • Canadian/International Group (CI)
    • North Central (NC)
    • Southwest (SW)

    Nominations for the Board of Directors, Associate Directors and Committee on Nominations should be submitted to by June 30, 2022.

    Please visit our 2022 Elections Page to view a list of duties and responsibilities for each position.  Self-nominations are welcomed. The election will take place immediately following the International Forum on Research Excellence (IFORE), powered by Sigma Xi held in November 2022.