XI Sigma Pi Honor Society

XI Sigma Pi


Xi Sigma Pi is the National Forestry Honor Society, founded in 1908 at the University of Washington. The University of New Hampshire houses the Alpha Epsilon chapter, founded in 1966, serving as the honor society for Natural Resources and the Environment.

The objectives of Xi Sigma Pi are to secure and maintain a high standard of scholarship in forestry and natural resource professions, and to promote a fraternal spirit among those engaged in activities related to these fields.

Members of the society possess the important characteristics that will help them grow into natural resources' professionals: honesty, loyalty, initiative, and teamwork.

Xi Sigma Pi Funded Activities

  • Gingko Raffle: Gingko biloba leaves tend to all drop on one day in the fall. A contest allows people to guess what day it willbe! Winner(s) gets a delicious pizza from Durham House of Pizza!
  • Teacher of the Year Award: decided by students and awarded at the Departmental Annual BBQ in late spring
  • Book Scholarship: Springtime essay contest for a $150 book scholarship. Winner decided by Xi Sigma Pi members; also awarded at the Departmental Annual BBQ in late spring

Majors in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment with a GPA of 3.4 or better are invited to join. Graduate students in the natural resources field are also welcome.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Ducey
E-mail: mjducey@unh.edu
Phone: (603) 862-4429