Membership

Membership Eligibility

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Meet the following criteria:

  • Majoring or minoring in gerontology/aging studies and/or related fields
  • Enrolled in the second term (or later)
  • Undergraduates students must have a grade point average at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduate students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

To Apply

  1. Complete the on-line SPO membership form found here.
  2. Submit payment
  3. SPO Membership Coordinator will contact your respective chapter advisor to verify your GPA prior to your payment transaction.
  4. Receive your SPO Membership Certificate and SPO pin to arrive by mail to you or your chapter advisor.
  5. Enjoy benefits of membership.

 

For Faculty, alumni, professional, and honorary memberships

The alumni membership includes those who:

  • Joined SPO as a student
  • Joined SPO after graduation, because SPO membership was not available while they were students

The professional membership includes those who:

  • Possess at least a baccalaureate degree
  • Did not have a chapter to affiliate with as a student
  • Exemplify high standards of professional service within gerontology/aging-related field

To Apply

  1. Complete the on-line SPO membership form.
  2. Submit payment.
  3. SPO Membership Coordinator will contact your respective chapter advisor, where appropriate, will review your application.
  4. Receive your SPO Membership Certificate and SPO pin to arrive by mail.
  5. Enjoy benefits of membership.