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FOR MEMBERS

**PLEASE NOTE: PI SIGMA ALPHA IS NOT PROCESSING NEW REGALIA OR MEMBERSHIP ORDERS AT THIS TIME. WE WILL BEGIN DOING SO AGAIN IN LATE SEPTEMBER 2021 AND WILL PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION IN THE COMING WEEKS.

I AM ALREADY A MEMBER. HOW DO I ORDER REGALIA?

Visit our online store at https://pisigmaalpha.myhonorsociety.com/ and log in with your email address and password. On the right hand sidebar you will see a link to "Order Membership Items." If you have trouble logging in please contact the national office at office@pisigmaalpha.org for assistance. Some chapters order regalia on your behalf. Please check in with your faculty advisor before you make a purchase. 

WHAT IS THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE?
The lifetime national membership fee is $35.00. Each new member receives a membership certificate. A lapel pin may be added for $2.00. Individual chapters often collect additional money from each initiate to use for their own chapter programs. The initiation fee is the only payment members ever make to the national office of the honor society; there are no annual dues.

CAN I JOIN PI SIGMA ALPHA ON MY OWN? 
Membership in the honor society is possible only for students currently enrolled in political science programs in departments where chapters are located, who meet the specific academic eligibility criteria. Their eligibility must be verified by the chapter advisor, and their names sent to the national office on an official form. Individuals cannot join on their own.
 

FOR FACULTY ADVISORS

**PLEASE NOTE: PI SIGMA ALPHA IS NOT PROCESSING NEW REGALIA OR MEMBERSHIP ORDERS AT THIS TIME. WE WILL BEGIN DOING SO AGAIN IN LATE SEPTEMBER 2021 AND WILL PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION IN THE COMING WEEKS.

HOW SHOULD MEMBER FEES BE HANDLED?
The national office offers two solutions for faculty advisors to handle membership.

 

1) The national office prefers that chapters makes use of the online membership system. This allows faculty advisors to submit a list of eligible students and then the national office returns a code for those student to join via the online system. After the deadline for students to respond has passed, our fulfillment partner will send the materials directly to the chapter for disbursement.

 

2) If the local chapter prefers to collect dues or the department pays for all student memberships we can make that work through the membership form or the online membership system. If paying with a check, we require that the initiation fees for the whole group of new chapter members be sent in the form of one single check.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATES AND REGALIA?
Once payment is received, chapters should receive their orders within two weeks. For those using the online membership system, orders are not finalized and processed until the invitation close date.


WHY DO YOU NEED MEMBER EMAIL ADDRESSES?
The National Office sends out periodic communications to members about various award, grant, and event opportunities.  The email addresses are never shared or sold.

 

I NEED A REPLACEMENT CERTIFICATE!
If your certificate was lost or damaged, or if your chapter misspelled your name on the form when they sent it in, the National Office will gladly issue your a corrected and/or reprinted certificate. The charge is $15, payable by check or credit card to Pi Sigma Alpha. Email the National Office at office@pisigmaalpha.org with instructions for how to order a replacement.

 

MY QUESTIONS STILL AREN'T ANSWERED!
Then by all means please e-mail the national office at office@pisigmaalpha.org with your questions. Be sure to indicate the name of your chapter in your email, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.




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