Membership and Nomination

Sigma Xi Membership Information

The Brown Chapter of Sigma Xi welcomes new members from the campus science community.  Membership is by nomination.

Membership is available to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Becoming a Member

Membership in Sigma Xi is by nomination which is conferred in one of two ways, and is NOT dependent on the nominee having a specific education degree. Students and non-students follow the same review process

Full Membership is conferred upon any individual who has shown noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure or applied science or engineering.

 Associate Membership is available to any individual who has, through initial research achievement in a field of pure or applied science, shown an aptitude for research.

Promotion to Full Membership is available to individuals who were previously elected as an Associate Member and who now meet the requirements for Full Membership noteworthy achievement may apply for promotion using the same protocols listed here.

Professor Mark Johnson with StudentProfessor Mark Johnson with Student

The purpose of the Sigma Xi honor society is to celebrate excellence in academics, integrity of character, exemplary leadership, and research that advances human knowledge.




Membership Fee Schedule 2018 -2019

Membership Category Rate Initiation Fee Total Cost
Student (Associate) $50 $20 $70
Student (Full) $135 $20 $155
Regular Member (Full or Associate) $135 $20 $155

For information regarding membership in Sigma Xi, contact
sigma_xi@brown.eduResearch at BrownResearch at Brown 

Sigma Xi membership and nomination information for Bio Med students can also be found on the Biology Undergraduate Education site

Or contact your departmental representative:
Faculty and Department Representative


To accept nomination click here

Downloadable Forms

Membership Nomination Form:
Word format  


If you are interested in changing Sigma Xi affiliation, or for other membership information, contact: or
Visit Sigma Xi
Headquarters Home Page.