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    Earn a Free Year of Membership with the
    Sigma Xi "Member-Get-A-Member" Program

    Sigma Xi’s Member-Get-A-Member program gives all active Sigma Xi members a chance to earn a free year of membership by recommending five new members during a one-year period.

    Here’s how it works:

    Active Sigma Xi members should recommend their qualified friends, students, colleagues and fellow scientists and engineers to the honor of Sigma Xi membership. Any active Sigma Xi member who recommends five new members who are then approved for membership will receive one free year of Sigma Xi membership.

    Potential new members must list their Sigma Xi recommender on the “Recommended by” line at the bottom of their nomination forms. A “Recommended by” line has also been added to the online nomination form found at http://www.sigmaxi.org/member/join/index.shtml. The recommender’s name must be included on the nomination form to receive credit for the recommendation.

    The following stipulations apply to the Member-Get-A-Member program:

    • The program is open to all active (dues-paid) Sigma Xi members, regardless of whether they are full or associate, student, transitional, emeritus, or regular, or whether they belong to a chapter or are an at-large member.
    • The recommender does not have to be a nominator but can be one of the nominators. However, each new member can only be recommended by one Sigma Xi member, so both nominators can not get credit for one individual.
    • All five new members must be approved, processed and paid during the same fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) to count toward the program.
    • Free membership will be credited to the recommender for the next fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) once membership for all five new members has been processed and paid in full. If the recommender has already paid for the next fiscal year of membership, credit will be given for the following fiscal year. Notification of free membership will be sent to the recommender by e-mail.
    • Each member who participates in the program can receive only one free year of membership, even if they recommend more than five nominees during one fiscal year.
    • Only members who actually recommend Sigma Xi membership to the new member will receive credit for a recommendation. All information will be verified by Sigma Xi staff.

    *IMPORTANT NOTE to Chapter Officers and members of Chapter Nominating Committees: Please understand that the goal of this program is to increase Sigma Xi membership. We hope that any recommendations you claim will supplement the processes you have already established at your institution for identifying potential new members. And remember that recommendations do not have to come from your institution or even your local area—feel free to recommend a qualified individual you know in another part of the country or the world.

    Questions? E-mail membership@sigmaxi.org or call 800-243-6534 or 919-549-4691.


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