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  • Tri-Beta

    Beta Beta Beta, or Tri-Beta, is "a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research". The organization is "an honorary and professional society for students in the biological sciences." Tri-Beta was founded in 1922 and currently has more than 430 chapters and over 175,000 members since its conception.

    Membership in Beta Beta Beta is through a chapter on the campus of a four-year accredited college or university. Chapter programs typically include guest speakers, reports of research by members and departmental faculty, field trips, community service, and social gatherings. The national convention, held every other year, is scheduled during Christmas break. Some costs to attend the national convention may be covered by grants from the national organization. In addition to special lectures and field trips conventions also emphasize undergraduate presentations. Undergraduates may publish the results of their research in the Tri-Beta journal, BIOS. 

    Two Types of Membership 

    • Regular Membership - Undergraduates who show a great interest in biology and demonstrate superior academic achievement. They have completed at least one term of the second year of a four-year curriculum or its equivalent, and have completed at least three term courses in the biological sciences of which at least one is not an introductory course. They have an average grade of 'B' or its equivalent and are in good academic standing.
    • Associate Membership - Undergraduates whose interests include the life sciences but who are ineligible for regular membership. Associate members are eligible to participate in all activities except those specifically reserved for regular members by the national constitution. 

    Initiation Fees

    • Regular Membership - $45.00 (paid only once)
    • Associate Membership - $35.00 + an additional $10.00 upon becoming a Regular member


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