Sigma Sigma Phi: Pi Chapter
A National Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity
Sigma Sigma Phi is an Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity. It’s objectives and purposes are:
- To further the Science of Osteopathic Medicine and its standards of practice
- To improve the scholastic standing and promote a higher degree of fellowship among its students
- To bring about a closer relationship and understanding between the student bodies and the officials and members of the faculties of our colleges
- To foster allegiance to the American Osteopathic Association
- To perpetuate these principles and the teachings through the maintenance and development of this organization.
For any questions regarding this organization or your standing within the organization, please email our President or Vice President.
Chapter Advisor: Michael Karagiozis, DO, ACOFP
President: Vincent Pan firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Anastasia Belilovets email@example.com
Treasurer: Geoffry Burks
Secretary: Heather Chow
What are the objectives of the Pi Chapter?
- To further the Science of Osteopathic Medicine and its standards of Practice.
- To improve the scholastic standing and promote a higher degree of fellowship among its Touro students.
- To bring about a closer relationship and understanding between the class years and members of the faculties of our Colleges.
- To foster allegiance to the American Osteopathic Association and to perpetuate these principles and the teachings through the maintenance and development of this organization.
- To promote the perpetuation and advancement of Osteopathic Medicine. Heavy emphasis is placed on service to the college and the profession.
What are the membership requirements?
- Must be a student at an Osteopathic Medical College.
- Must successfully complete one semester of classroom work. Grades evaluated on application.
- 10 hours of community service per year for new applicants and current members.
- Must show a high degree of scholarship and service to college and/or profession.
- Must have a minimum 3.0 scholastic standing or placed on probation for semester before loss of membership.
- Must abide by the code of ethics set forth by the AOA and Touro University Nevada.
How is an applicant evaluated and granted membership?
After the end of first semester of education, students are eligible to submit an application for membership to Dean Forman’s assistant Ruth Kalenze. After a GPA of 3.0 is verified, (the minimum standard required for SIGMA SIGMA PHI members) the club officers shall meet together and review each prospective candidates’ application. Their evaluation shall consider mainly dedication to service (at least 10 hours/year) while also reviewing honors and awards, research, and club membership participation. The essay is a critical part of the application, and as such should include a description of the service performed and how the service benefited both participant and society. The essay should also include specifics as to how each applicant could enrich our SSP society at Touro. Acceptance by fellow students, abilities, character, habits, demeanor, and ability and willingness to work with others will also be evaluated once membership is determined. Each candidate shall be voted upon by secret ballot unless a motion is passed to defer action by the board. Deferred applicants will be reevaluated at the end of the meeting. The “late bloomer” or student whose real capabilities do not show up until the last school year should not be overlooked as a candidate for membership in this fraternity. It may be that their scholarly activities or service to the school are not fully recognized until late in their matriculation. SSP membership is limited to 1/4 of each class size, and members must maintain 10 hours of service per year and a scholastic standing of 3.0 GPA per semester.
How many students can each chapter have in its membership?
- Membership shall not exceed 25% of the total of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th year classes.
Class of 2016
- 33/33 members
Class of 2017
- 29/33 members
Class of 2018
- 25/33 members
Class of 2019
- 7/33 members