ODU's chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been recognized as a "Distinguished Chapter" for the 2019-2020 academic year.

SPS Outstanding Chapter Awards are determined each year after a review of information, photos and supporting material presented in the annual SPS Chapter Reports. The reviewers include a team of four SPS National Council members, including Zone Councilors and Associate Zone Councilors, as well as the SPS office staff. The criteria for SPS Chapter recognition in include:

  • The chapter's involvement in local, zone and national SPS meetings and other professional meetings
  • Participation in SPS programs
  • Outreach efforts to the grades K-12 or the general public
  • Participation in community service
  • Contributions to student recruitment and retention
  • Participation in social events, and
  • Interactions with the department's alumni

A list of all recognized chapters can be found on the SPS website here.