Upgrade Pathway to Member for Associates
A SIOP Bylaws amendment approved by the SIOP Executive Board in May 2014 and by vote of the SIOP membership in March 2015 established the opportunity for qualified Associates to apply for an upgrade to Member type.
This amendment gives long-term, engaged Associates access to becoming a SIOP Member and the relevant benefits, including the ability to vote in SIOP elections and to hold positions on the Executive Board and as Committee Chair.
Society Associates who meet the following eligibility requirements may apply to become a Society Member:
· Paid status as an Associate for at least 3 of the past 5 years.
· Be engaged in professional activities as described in Article II, 2a2 of the Society Bylaws.
· Have obtained a master’s degree that meets criteria as established in policy by the Executive Board.
· Have demonstrated three official instances of engagement in the last five years, as measured by registering for a SIOP event and/or serving as a committee volunteer.
If you are an Associate who meets these criteria, we encourage you to apply for the upgrade to Member. Once you have confirmed your eligibility for this pathway, please send an email with your request for the upgrade, along with an up-to-date resume/CV, to Jayne Tegge, Volunteer and Member Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application will be reviewed by the Membership Committee who will notify you of your approval within 3-4 weeks.