Our Charter


Charter Preamble

Whereas the various societies have distinct characteristics they also have some common interests and concerns that can benefit from coordinated efforts. The purpose of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) is to work on shared problems and improve intersociety communication. Possible activities for COPSS include but are not limited to the coordination of the calendar of statistical meetings, the preparation of material to inform students about statistics when they are choosing a profession, the sponsoring of lecture series and prizes, and the production of statistical directories.