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In order to keep its listserv professional, valuable, and useful for all subscribers, the Society of Indian Psychologists has established policies and procedures as follows:

The SIP listserv is intended to serve as means to communicate events, news, and items of interest to SIP’s membership. It is also used from time to time as a means to gather our membership’s opinions.  


  • Please respect other subscribers of the listserv. Please use this listserv to communicate event information, news, and items of interest to all SIP members. This listserv is not moderated, and comments have no review before being sent to all subscribers. Thus, subscribers are expected to exercise common sense and courtesy in the messages they transmit over the listserv. Please do not use the listserv to defame or disparage any persons. Defamatory, harassing, sexist, racist, obscene, and other offensive communications are unacceptable. If you wish to hold a conversation or disagree with someone else's ideas, please communicate with the other person directly, not via the listserv.

  • Do not misrepresent yourself, or in any other way conceal your identity, or post anonymous messages on the listserv.

  • Do not alter the content or source of a message that has originated from another person’s computer with the intent to deceive.

  • Please ensure that the messages you post to this list are appropriate for this list. Please do not engage in discussions on whether a topic is appropriate or inappropriate for this list. Such discussions occupy valuable space on the listserv and distract subscribers from more meaningful discussions. If inappropriate postings or violations of the listserv are noted, they should be brought to the attention of the listserv administrator. Please notify the listserv administrator directly at admin[at] with details.

  • Please use descriptive headings in the subject line for all messages you post to the listserv. At the end of your messages, attach a standard identifier comprised of a few lines that identify you, your affiliation, and appropriate contact numbers (phone, fax, e-mail addresses).

  • When asking questions, please request that individuals reply directly to you. After all the replies have been gathered, you may post a summary. When replying to messages, do not reply to the entire list if a reply is directed at a single individual. Missives of a more personal nature are discouraged as they are better reserved for individual conversations OFF the listserv. Too much irrelevant chatter causes people to lose interest and unsubscribe from our list.

  • Please do not confuse the listserv with a blog. People tend to unsubscribe when “junk posts” become too frequent by too many contributors or, worse, frequent or lengthy posts by a single individual. The SIP listserve is NOT the appropriate forum for this type of communication.

  • The listserv may not be used to violate any rules of membership in the Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP), SIP bylaws, rules and regulations, or standards.

  • SIP reserves the right to modify or change the rules to maintain the best interests of SIP.


The listserv must be used for membership communications only and in accordance with SIP’s policies and procedures. SIP reserves the right to remove members from the listserv for violating this agreement.

Updated August 2023

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