Chi Epsilon Pi

Meteorological Honor Society

Membership Criteria

Membership is open to anyone student regardless of sex, age, race, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or religion. The three classifications for membership are active, alumni and honorary.

Active Members**

Consideration of membership is open to any meteorology major or minor who completes 10 GPA counted credits of meteorology at Valparaiso University and who meet the following criteria:

Have completed MET 216 (Introduction to Observation and Analysis) and have at least a 3.70 (A-) GPA in MET courses and a 3.50 (A-/B+) cumulative GPA.

Have completed MET 372 (Atmospheric Dynamics I) and have at least a 3.50 (A-/B+) GPA in MET courses and have a 3.30 (B+) cumulative GPA.

Have completed MET 480 (Synoptic Scale Analysis and Forecasting) and have at least a 3.30 (B+) GPA in their meteorology credits and a 3.30* (B+) cumulative GPA.

The faculty advisor will notify the chapter president of student eligibility and membership each semester.

Members shall maintain a minimum 3.30 (B+) in meteorology and 3.30* (B+) cumulative GPA to remain active. Members who fall below the standards will be removed from the honor society's list of current members and will not be allowed to attend chapter meetings.

Members are expected to attend all meetings and are required to participate in a minimum of one group function during the academic school year.

Members should work for the common good of the group and the ideals set forth in the mission statement.

* Criteria modified Fall 2006 from 3.00 to 3.30 cumulative GPA

** Criteria modified Fall 2007 to better reflect class standing in the meteorology curricula.

Alumni Members

When a member ceases to be an active member of the chapter due to graduation from the university, change in field or study, or transfer to a different academic institution, he/she shall be deemed an alumni member. Alumni members are welcome to all meetings and events. Alumni members are non-voting members.

Honorary Members

Anyone who has advanced the study of meteorology for the better good of the science is eligible for Honorary Membership. A two-thirds vote by the active members bestows this membership.


This version of the Chi Epsilon Pi constitution was approved by the Valparaiso University Student Senate during the 2007-2008 academic year.

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This page last updated 27 May 2010. Comments to Teresa Bals-Elsholz.