Sigma Xi

The Brown University Chapter of Sigma Xi invites applicants from chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical physics seniors.

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Submit an application to Sigma Xi.

Please submit your application no later than February 6, 2015. If you have questions, please contact 

Qualifications for Associate Membership

Seniors (semester 7 and semester 8) who have demonstrated a high level of competence in science qualify. 


     1. A grade point average of 3.4 or better in the sciences.*

     2. Twelve semester courses in sciences, including courses at the elementary level. 

     3a. Two courses beyond the elementary level in a science outside the           student's department.
    3b. Three courses, including courses at the elementary level, in two or more sciences outside the student's department.
    3c. Involvement in a research project under supervision for at least one semester.

*Note:  If your G.P.A. is close to this, and you have done research, please submit an application, anyway.

These qualifications are intended to be guidelines and not to be interpreted rigidly.  For example, candidates with lower grade point averages may be elected on the basis of research activity, or candidates with higher grade point averages may not be elected because of relatively poor performance in advanced courses. 

updated 1/22/15