Membership & Eligibility
Each semester, members are required to attend biweekly meetings, volunteer for at least one service opportunity, and attend a set number of SIR-credited events on campus. The Executive Board reserves the right to withhold honors if you do not meet attendance and participation requirements.
Membership in SIR gives you an opportunity to hone your leadership skills as a chapter officer or through event planning. You will receive Eliot Honors at commencement in recognition of your service to SIR and wear honor cords at graduation. In addition, the National Honorary provides other unique opportunities to attend conferences with the UN, World Bank, and other international institutions, travel and research grant opportunities, and a chance for members to submit papers to the Sigma Iota Rho publication, Journal of International Relations.
Local Chapter Membership
All students who are interested in international issues are welcome to participate in the Washington University chapter of SIR as local members. We welcome students of all academic backgrounds and extra-curricular pursuits.
National Honorary Membership
Seniors that meet the following requirements are eligible for induction to the National Honor Society:
- Completed course work in international studies including courses in relevant subject areas of anthropology, economics, modern languages, geography, history, political science, and other related disciplines
- Attained a junior standing and completed at least twenty-one (21) hours of course work in the Global Studies major, including at least two courses at the 300/400 levels
- Attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher in all courses
- Pay a one-time membership fee of $45