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The governance of the Society rests in its Assembly of Delegates at which the chapters and the membership-at-large are entitled to representation. Officers, Directors, Associate Directors, and members of the Committee on Nominations are elected by the members the Society’s constituencies and regions to manage the activities, property, and affairs of the Society, subject to the direction of, and in accordance with, policies established by the Assembly of Delegates.

Elected leaders serve a 3-year term which aligns with the Society’s fiscal year beginning July 1 through June 30. The presidential position includes a 3-year term serving the first year as president-elect, second year as president, and then as immediate past president - each role with distinct duties and responsibilities.

Officers of the Society include the president, president-elect, past president, and treasurer who serve through the duration their terms, and the executive director who is a paid position selected by the Board of Directors.

Elected leaders and committee members are volunteers and 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 relies upon its membership to fill vacancies in these positions as needed to fulfill the mission and achieve the goals of the strategic plan.