Governance Committee Chair

Though the Governance Committee is not a part of the executive board structure, the honor society bylaws clearly state the Governance Committee is a required committee with at least 3-4 members. The members of this committee may be elected or appointed. Once all of the members have been selected for this committee, then the president is responsible for appointing the chair. The Governance Committee is responsible for bylaws adoption and amendments each biennium and works with the counselor(s) to support all phases of the induction process.


  • Oversee honor society membership eligibility issues.
  • Lead the bylaws amendment process by considering, reviewing, editing and/or correlating amendments each biennium.
  • Update the honor society’s bylaws to comply with changes made to the international bylaws by utilizing the new honor society bylaws template created and updated by Sigma headquarters (updated template is typically available in January of even-numbered years). Adopt updated bylaws each biennium.
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures related to the position of governance chair. Submit modifications or new policies and procedures to the board of directors for approval.

Orientation Video - 15 minutes