Inductees are brought into Sigma Beta Delta membership through an induction ceremony under the guidance and authorization of the chapter faculty advisor.
Members cannot be inducted by the Sigma Beta Delta Central Office.
The faculty advisor will need to prepare invitation packets (can be ordered free from the Central Office,) which consist of a letter of invitation from the SBD President, an informational tri-fold brochure and a personal data card to be completed. You may order chapter stationery from the Central Office for a cost and mail out your own letter of invitation.
Once the eligibility of potential members is determined, the faculty advisor will order the memberships needed by completing and e-mailing the membership order form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that you have the option of Honorary Memberships. A chapter may invite two honorary members into the honor society every year. Honorary memberships are typically chosen from outside academia; from the business community, or someone who is very supportive of your chapter that you wish to honor. A specialized membership certificate is used for honoraries. The President, Chancellor, or Provost of your school as well as faculty may be brought in under regular membership.
Submit a chapter supply order form to order cords, stoles, or other regalia. Do not revise the membership order form to include orders of regalia. You need to use the two separate forms previously mentioned.
Submit the table of inductee names by typing the names as you want them to appear inin the certificate template and e-mail to the Central Office: email@example.com
Orders are processed within 24 hours and are sent UPS Ground Shipping at no cost to the chapter, unless otherwise specified. You may request next day air shipping or two-day air shipping but you will be charged the shipping cost.
Payment of an order is due within thirty days. The Central Office ships out your order within 24 hours on good faith that you will pay within 30 days. Delinquent accounts risk placing your chapter into an inactive status where another order cannot be shipped to you until the chapter’s delinquent balance is paid.
Publicize your chapter with free Sigma Beta Delta posters. Request these by sending a chapter supply order form (available online or can be requested from the Central Office.
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