About Sigma Zeta

A national undergraduate honor society to encourage and foster scholarly activity 
and recognize academic scholarship in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics

Starting a New Sigma Zeta Chapter

 Sigma Zeta welcomes the formation of new campus chapters interested in furthering the purpose of the society as stated in the mission statement:

A national undergraduate honor society to encourage and foster scholarly activity and recognize academic scholarship in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics

Steps to forming a Sigma Zeta chapter at your College or University:

  • Gather a group of science and math students and faculty interested in a science honor society for all science and math students.  Sigma Zeta includes all science and Math oriented departments, majors, and students. Especially important is one or more faculty willing to actively encourage and support your local Sigma Zeta chapter and to hopefully also become involved with the National Sigma Zeta organization.

  • Submit a new chapter application form.

Support Sigma Zeta

Donations in support of Sigma Zeta can be mailed to:

Sigma Zeta National Science & Mathematics Honor Society
McKendree University
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254

Ongoing Mission Related Needs

Sigma Zeta Store

Sigma Zeta Gold Pin        Sigma Zeta Honors Medallion     Sigma Zeta Covered Insulated Cup

Purchase your Sigma Zeta Honors Medallions and Pins for the academic year early. Try to order at least 30 days in advance so that you can have them when needed.  Also available are Sigma Zeta branded nalgene water bottles, tumblers, and sackpacks.

Also Available:

  • Introducing You to Sigma Zeta Pamphlet
  • History and Constitution of Sigma Zeta
  • The Sigma Zetan
  • Letterheads: $.05 / Each
  • Pencils: $.10 / Each

Membership Requirements

  •  Major in any of the Natural Sciences, Computer Science, or Mathematics.
  • Completed at least 25 semester hours, including 15 semester hours in Natural Sciences, Computer Science, or Mathematics.
  • Attain at least a 3.00 (A = 4.00) grade point average in Science and Mathematics.
  • Attain at least a 3.00 overall grade point average.

More Information? See Why be a member

Welcome From the National Officers

2015 OfficersSigma Zeta was organized by a few individuals dedicated to the principle that science is best taught by actively engaging students in research.


Sigma Zeta was founded at Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois, in the autumn of 1925 through the efforts of three members of the science staff. These three men, who may be justly regarded as the founders of the society, are Elmer E. List, professor of biology and geology; J. Ellis Powell, mathematics; and Ralph K. Carleton, chemistry. All were young men, just out of graduate school and imbued with the ideals of sound scholarship.

2020 - 2021 National Officers

Executive Director: 
  Robb VanPutte, Beta, McKendree University

  Graeme Wyllie, Gamma Gamma, Concordia College

President Elect: 
  Joyce Horton, Gamma Eta, Marian University

Past President: 
  Dennis Siegfried, Gamma Kappa, Southwest Baptist University

  David Hahn, Alpha Gamma, Malone University 

  Joe Whittaker, Gamma Gamma, Concordia College

  Bernadine Cochran, Beta Xi, Univ. of Pikeville

  Belarmino Gonzalez, Gamma Rho, Miami Dade College

Student Representatative:
   Alexis Felty, Gamma Eta, Marian University

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Last updated: April 2018