Being a member of TriBeta comes with many benefits. Members may participate in any of fifteen regional conventions or the biennial national conventions. At the heart of every district and national meeting are student research papers presented in the style of graduate meetings. Awards are given for outstanding individual and chapter accomplishment. Students who present papers at the national convention are eligible for research stipends. TriBeta also helps defray travel costs by offering travel grants to chapters attending the convention. Students also receive and have the opportunity to publish in the society journal, BIOS.
Regular Membership Requirements
The Hillsdale College Iota Psi Chapter is one of more than 430 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Qualifications for regular membership include a biology major with twelve hours of biology credit above the 100 level, and a 3.000 grade-point average or above in all biology courses. All full members are required to attend each chapter meeting. Each member must participate in one or more BBB-related volunteer activities for a total of at least three hours. In the past, these activities have included participating in recycling, plant sales, biostation clean-ups, and stewardship activities.
Associate Membership Requirements
Associate membership includes students with a declared biology major and a grade-point average of 2.500-3.000 in all biology courses, students with twelve hours of biology credit and a grade-point average of 3.000 or above in all biology courses who have not declared a major, and students with a biology minor and a grade-point average of 2.500 or above in all biology courses. Associate members are encouraged to join full members at each meeting but are not required to attend.