Membership is open to the following students:

  • Atmospheric Sciences Majors: B.S. M.S. Ph.D.
  • Atmospheric Sciences Minors
  • Geography Students on Climatology Track: M.S. Ph.D.

Undergraduate Students:

Students who obtain one of the following requirements are eligible to join Chi Epsilon Pi.

  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA OR Major/Minor GPA of 3.5

Graduate Students:

Since Graduate students are required to have a 3.0 to be admitted, they are automatically allowed to have
membership. They are required to maintain:

  • Good Academic Standing through the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Good Academic Progress by Department of Geography Standards.

Semester GPA Review:

At the beginning of each semester a GPA review will be conducted by the clubs Advisor to verify the
above requirements are met as stated in the constitution.

Levels of Membership:


If a member has a 3.0 Cumulative GPA or 3.5 GPA, they are considered an active member.
Active members are encouraged to run for office, apply for awards, and vote in elections. They
will receive graduation recognition upon completion of the program requirements.


If a member falls below 3.0 Cumulative GPA or 3.5 Major GPA, they are allowed 1 semester to
regain the GPA requirements. During this probationary period, they remain active as members
and are allowed to vote, and attend meetings, but are not allowed to run for office.


If a member falls below 3.0 Cumulative GPA or 3.5 Major GPA and is unable to raise their GPA
during probation. They are considered inactive members and therefore are not allowed to vote,
run for office, apply for awards, or receive recognition for graduation.



Dr. Steven M. Quiring Leadership Award

Dr. Steven M. Quiring is a professor of atmospheric sciences at the Ohio State University. Since joining the program in 2016 he has held numerous leadership positions
within the program and across campus. He is the faculty advisor for both Chi Epsilon Pi and Scarlet and Gray forecasting team. In addition he has served as the Chair of
Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Studies for many years.


  • Open to any XEP member
  • Involved in leadership activities

Award Application



Dr. Jeffrey C. Rogers Outstanding Student Award

Dr. Jeff Rogers, is an Emeritus Professor of atmospheric sciences at The Ohio State University.


  • Open to any XEP member
  • 3.7 GPA
  • Involved in leadership activities
  • Involved in atmospheric sciences student organizations
  • Obtained internships in the field of atmospheric sciences

Award Application


Mr. James Q. DeGrand Research Award

Jim DeGrand is the Assistant State Climatologist for Ohio and has served as a Senior Researcher and Lecturer for many years. Jim has been involved in research
ranging from the urban heat island to counting tree rings.


  • Open to any XEP member
  • Involved in research activities

Award Application