The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association with the only requirement that the student member be interested in physics. JMU has an active chapter of SPS. The group organizes the fall and spring department picnics and meets several times a month to plan outreach and entertainment activities. Almost all of the JMU physics majors join SPS making our majors a tightly knit group. If you are interested in JMU's SPS chapter visit the website or check them out on Facebook: 

Closely associated with the SPS is Sigma Pi Sigma. Sigma Pi Sigma is the National Physics Honor Society. The Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter of James Madison University was chartered on April 22, 1983. Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics, to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels, to promote an attitude of service of its members towards their fellow students and the public, and to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. Since its founding at Davidson College in 1921, over 460 chapters of Sigma Pi Sigma have been established with a current membership of over 75,000. Our chapter has inducted 120 members over its 25 year history.

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