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Organization Overview

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served.

Category Academic
Keywords gerontology, elderly, older adults, academics, older persons, geriatrics, aging
President Name

David Watkins

Faculty/Staff Advisor Name

Candace Kemp

Faculty/Staff Advisor Email
Organization Purpose Statement

Sigma Phi Omega seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields.

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$25 annual dues

Meeting Location

Gerontology Institute

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