2010 - 2020

A National Service Project shared by all Sigma Zeta Chapters was a new annual activity initiated in 2010. At the 2011 national convention, annual Research Awards were established to support and encourage student research. Dues were increased from $25 to $35 to provide for grants ranging from $250 to $500 per award. Student Research Award guidelines were drafted and sent to all chapters, and that fall the first three Research Awards were presented. Also that year, five new chapters joined the roll of Sigma Zeta: Beta Chi at Martin University, North Canton, OH, Beta Psi at Martin University in Indianapolis, IN, Beta Omega at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, VA, Gamma Alpha at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA and Gamma Beta at Concord University in Athens, WV. All official documents including the website were changed to include the mission statement of the society: “A national undergraduate honor society to encourage and foster scholarly activity and recognize academic scholarship in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics.” The society’s rapid growth continued with the addition of five new chapters in 2012: Gamma Gamma at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, Gamma Delta at The Master's College, Santa Clarita in CA, Gamma Epsilon at Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, Gamma Zeta at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY and Gamma Eta at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN; two new chapters in 2013: Gamma Theta at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ and Gamma Iota at Neumann University in Aston, PA: and two new chapters in 2014: Gamma Kappa at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO and an associate chapter at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA.

This decade continued to be one of growth and new innovations. Five new chapters were welcomed in 2015: Harold University, St. Louis, MO, Gamma Mu at Baptist College of Health Sciences, Gamma Lambda at Missouri Baptist Memphis, TN, Gamma Nu at Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC, Gamma Xi at King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA and Gamma Omicron at Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA. At the 2016 national convention at the Beta chapter in McKendree, IL, two new exciting initiatives were initiated. The first was the creation and announcement of the first three selections for the 15 Wilkinson Distinguished Alumni Award, named for the first Executive Director of Sigma Zeta. This award is selected by individual chapters to honor one of their alumni who has achieved noteworthy success. Also at the 2016 convention a constitutional amendment was passed to add a ninth member to the Executive Council, a Student Representative. Duties of this exciting new position are detailed in the 2016 edition of the Constitution.