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Sigma Phi Omega
National academic honor and professional society in gerontology since 1980
Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served.

The goals of SPO are achieved primarily through activities of local chapters, and secondarily through efforts of the national office and officers. Local chapters serve as links within their respective communities to promote interaction between gerontology educators, students, alumni, and local professionals. The chapters provide opportunities for personal and professional interaction, sharing of concerns, discussion of issues, and service activities.

SPO seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.

SPO welcomes you to meet our leaders, join a local chapter, recommend awards, and
share news reflecting excellence and outstanding service within our gerontology profession.
Learn the many benefits of SPO membership!
Your Chapter Annual Reports are due by April 30 each year to SPOpresident@sigmaphiomega.org
Spring 2015
Newsletter!
Questions for the SPO Office?  We look forward to hearing from you!
Contact us at spopresident@sigmaphiomega.org or spomembership@yahoo.com

Note: SPO offices have limited hours during Winter break (December 20th – January 10th) and Summer Break (July 1st– 15th).

Note:  Please read and adhere to the SPO Logo Use Policy prior to any use of the SPO "key" logo.

New Members: Looking for your membership materials? Check with your local advisor! All membership certificates, pins, etc. are sent to the local chapter contact for signatures and distribution!
Submit your national SPO Board of Directors nominations by November 15th!  Click here for the Nomination form.
Sigma Phi Omega             1220 L Street NW, Suite 901             Washington, DC 20005-4018 SPOMembership@yahoo.com                                                      www.SigmaPhiOmega.org
New for 2013-2014! Engage your SPO chapter to create and submit a short YouTube video describing Careers in Aging by December 31, 2014 (date extended). The SPO chapter selected for this award receives a cash award of $200!
Congratulations to SPO 2015-2015 Award Winners

SPO Presidential Student Paper Award:  Winnie Sun
Focus on Safety: Understanding the Relationship between Therapeutic Self-Care Ability and the Occurrence of adverse events for older home care clients

SPO Service Project Award: Gamma Psi, UNC Charlotte
Fall Festival at Madison Saints Paradise South (MSPS) Senior Living Community

SPO Video Award Winners –

SPO Video Award – Check out these short winning video clips below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDg3L6qAWEA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYN4ac6JreU


SPO Membership Coordinator Position
Open!

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