Epsilon Sigma Phi Gamma Chapter

ESP is the National Association for Extension professionals, and administrators who work closely with and support their work, who exhibit excellence in Extension programming and/or administration. A minimum of six months of Extension service is required. Contact a Gamma Chapter Leadership Team member if you would like to participate with other Extension professionals in this great association.

About ESP

ESP is the largest professional Extension organization with over 7,000 members representing 47 state/territory chapters. ESP brings together all program areas, is national in scope, and has both retirees and current faculty and staff as members. Besides the networking opportunities with other professionals, benefits of ESP Gamma Chapter membership include:

  • Professional development conferences and distance learning opportunities.
  • Connecting current employees and retirees to build networks, and support for the Extension system and related issues.
  • Unite Extension personnel and retirees across disciplines, units and programs in Oregon and the United States.
  • Access to scholarships for professional development, including national conferences, and to attend trainings and mini-grants.
  • Learn about international opportunities from members who have done work all over the world.
  • Opportunity to have your work recognized at state and national levels.
  • Opportunity to serve on state and national committees.
  • Stipends to present workshops, poster presentations and serve on National Committees at national ESP Conferences.
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills.

One person's views on why one should join ESP.

Annual and Life Membership

Annual membership dues for Gamma Chapter and National ESP are $55. Life Membership is available for Extension Service retirees for a one-time payment of $250. Contact a member of the Leadership Team to find out how you can become a member of ESP.

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