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Guidelines for proposing a Special Interest Group (SIG)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) create an opportunity for NLPA members to collaborate around their particular shared interests. Current membership in NLPA is required for membership in a SIG. 

If you are interested in establishing a Special Interest Group within NLPA, please reach out to NLPA members via the listserv, [email protected], and complete the SIG application. To reduce excessive email activity on the listserv, be sure to provide your email, so members can contact you directly. Please send all proposals to NLPA’s President-Elect at the moment of your submission.

Special Interest Groups are part of the National Latinx Psychological Association, will act in accordance with the Association’s bylaws,, and should not represent themselves as independent entities. They are expected to provide a brief annual report to the NLPA Executive Board (via the office of the President-Elect) on the group’s goals, activities, and accomplishments as well as their membership roster. 

Please note that according to the NLPA bylaws, the office of the President-Elect, in consultation with NLPA's Leadership Council, is responsible for the organization and management of the process for the creation, establishment, activation, development, and/or routine management of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) within the NLPA governance structure and serves as the liaison from the Executive Board to approved SIGs.

In the SIG proposal, please provide the following:

  1. Suggested name for the proposed SIG
  2. Chair(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and email(s)--Chairs can be professional and student members
  3. Rationale, purpose, and goals for the proposed SIG
  4. How the proposed SIG relates to the mission of NLPA
  5. Names of the NLPA members petitioning for the group (minimum 8). Please note that current membership in NLPA is required for membership in a SIG.