Nominations and Elections for SPS National Council
Each chapter receives one vote. ALL VOTING IS DONE ELECTRONICALLY and advisors or student leaders must login as their chapter to submit their vote. Refer to our ballot instructions for more information. Voting is open April 1 - May 1, 2019.
Candidate information is available on the ballots and via the following pdfs:
To see members of the current council, please visit the national council page. To learn more about what being on the National Council means, read below.
Nominations are accepted each Spring through March 15 and voting is generally held in April.
Descriptions of Council positions:
Associate Zone Councilor (AZC) - Student
Must be a member of a SPS chapter. Elected for a one-year term, the duties of the Associate Zone Councilor parallel those of the Zone Councilor: communicating with chapters, encouraging and urging chapters to host zone meetings, attending zone meetings hosted by others, and keeping a polite thumb in the back of chapter officers.
The Associate Zone Councilor represents his/her zone at the annual SPS National Council meeting. This means that your nominee for Associate Zone Councilor must be a student member of SPS during their term of service. The next council meeting will be held November 12-17, 2019 in Providence, RI in connection with PhysCon 2019. All travel expenses will be covered by the SPS national office. All students wishing to run for Associate Councilor Representative to the Executive Committee MUST plan on staying through noon on Sunday of the Council Meeting.
Zone Councilor (ZC) - Faculty or equivalent
Elected for a three-year term, a ZC communicates regularly with chapters within their zone about SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma, encourages local and national initiatives, reminds chapters of deadlines, and meets with individual chapters as time and resources permit. The Zone Councilor also encourages and supports local chapter advisors and represents all chapters within their zone on the National Council. The goal of each ZC should be to support and encourage the events within a zone, as well as communication. The next council meeting will be held November 12-17, 2019 in Providence, RI in connection with PhysCon 2019. All travel expenses to the National Council meeting will be covered by the SPS national office.
Each Zone Councilor ensures that zone meetings are organized and held within their zone. This does not mean that the Zone Councilor has to organize the meeting but instead should work with chapters within their zone to ensure a successful zone meeting occurs.
Society of Physics Students President - Faculty or equivalent
Elected for a two-year term, the duties of this community professional include serving on the Executive Committee as its chairperson, presiding over meetings of the Council, and representing SPS to the AIP Governing Board.