Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, affirms that to have a positive influence upon the future of scientific research and the world of the twenty-first century, it must be committed to opening the scientific and engineering community, as well as Sigma Xi itself, to all persons without regard to characteristics such as age, color, creed, cultural backgrounds, gender, national origin, physical disability, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.

Sigma Xi acknowledges that the rich diversity of contemporary society has not been reflected in the composition of either the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community or its own membership. Sigma Xi realizes that if it is to serve as the voice of the research community and to effectively engage scientists and engineers with the major societal problems of the present and the future, it must reach out to all members of our diverse society.

Sigma Xi Adopts Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resolution

The Sigma Xi Board of Directors and Assembly of Delegates unanimously voted in favor of adopting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resolution at the Society’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting that took place November 5-8. 

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Women in STEM Project

Sigma Xi asks women members to share advice for women and girls interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in March in honor of Women's History Month. 

2023: Inspiring the Next Generation of #WomeninSTEM
2022: Lighting the Torch
2021: Breaking Barriers
2020: What resources were most helpful to your career?
2019: What challenges do you see for women in STEM? What can be done to overcome them?
2018: What helped you as you built your career?
2017: What is a challenge that you have had to overcome and how did you overcome it?
2016: What is your biggest contribution to your field / I work in STEM because..
2015: I love science because...
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Interviews and Panel Discussions about Diversity in STEM

How to Engage More African Americans in STEM

Addressing Research on Gender Bias

Success Stories about Connecting Girls to STEM

Gender Equity in STEM

Sigma Xi Chapters at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Sigma Xi at Florida A&M University

Sigma Xi at Howard University

Sigma Xi at Prairie View A & M University