Information about Sigma Xi Membership
Guidelines for Membership
Any student (or faculty/staff member) at the University who has worked on a research project that has produced some sort of written document as its culmination is eligible. This 'written document' can be anything from a peer-reviewed article in a journal to a poster at a meeting to an internal report. Any official venue (including the annual fall student research poster session here on campus) is OK. Note that a poster is a document, and an oral presentation at a meeting will have a submitted abstract, which counts as a 'document'. We also interpret the rules to encompass articles, posters, or abstracts that have been submitted for publication or presentation, but haven't yet appeared in print. Additional information concerning membership is available at the
Sigma Xi web site .
The Vanderbilt Chapter of Sigma Xi processes all of its nominations in house before they are forwarded to the National Chapter. Therefore, disregard directions on the Sigma Xi web site concerning application processing. Instead send nomination forms, which can be obtained from the Sigma Xi site, to
Ben Danzo. You may also direct inquiries concerning membership to Ben.
Steps for sending membership form via email:
1. Download the form by clicking the download button below.
2.Type the appropriate information directly into the document. Note that using "typeover" mode instead of "insert" will help to preserve the formatting of the document. See the note above about reformatting, if necessary.
3. Sign the form. An electronic "signature" is legally acceptable if the completed form is submitted from the nominator's e-mail address. Hence, regardless of who is first to complete the appropriate sections of the form (nominee, nominator, chapter officer or chapter administrative assistant), the nominator should be the last to look at it and should forward it electronically to the chapter officer or Sigma Xi administrative office. Of course, for nominations through a chapter, the chapter may choose to modify this recommendation to suit their own procedures.
4. Please email the form to
Click Here for Nomination Form