Pi Sigma Alpha

Governance of Pi Sigma Alpha

Executive Council: Pi Sigma Alpha is governed by an Executive Council consisting of the current officers (President, President-Elect, Executive Director, and Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics faculty advisor), the two most recent past presidents, and twelve members elected by the membership, six to be elected every two years for four-year terms. The Council meets annually at the American Political Science Association annual meeting to take actions to guide the affairs of the society.

Executive Committee: The Executive Committee of the Council consists of the President, President-Elect, Past-President, Executive Director, and four members of the Council appointed by the President. The Committee meets as necessary and has authority over the affairs of the society between Council meetings.

Business Meeting: In even-numbered years a Business Meeting is held at which the membership, as represented by the chapter advisors or their delegates, elects new officers and Council members. This Business Meeting is held at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, and chapter advisors are notified of the details well in advance. The Business Meeting gives chapter advisors an opportunity to meet the national officers and staff, to share their experiences and views with each other, and to raise and discuss issues related to the honor society.