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    TriBeta (BBB)

    Beta Beta Beta (Tribeta) is the national biological honor society for students, particularly for undergraduates. The Gamma Omicron chapter was formed at Hamline, June 1, 1939.

    Tribeta seeks to encourage scholarly attainment in biology by reserving its regular membership for those who achieve superior academic records and who indicate special aptitude for and major interest in the life sciences. It desires to cultivate intellectual interest in the natural sciences and to promote a better appreciation of the value of biological study, and thus welcomes into associate membership all those students who are interested in biology, regardless of their major.

    Beta Beta Beta emphasizes a threefold program: stimulation of scholarship; dissemination of scientific knowledge; and promotion of biological research.

    Application Form

    NATIONAL DUES are $20.00 for associate membership. Should the associate member later be elected to regular membership, this $20.00 will be deducted from the $30.00 national dues for active membership and s/he will pay only an additional $10.00. The local dues are $3.00 per semester or $6.00 per academic year. Each member shall receive BIOS, the BBB magazine, upon request.

    Activities

    • Dinners
    • Rock Climbing
    • Science Museum
    • Movie nights
    • Science outreach programs
    • Plant sales
    • Skiing
    • New Members Initiation and Officer Installation¬†

    Membership Criteria

    • ASSOCIATE: undergraduates who show a strong interest in the biological sciences but are not eligible for active membership. Associate members at Hamline must have completed Bio1800 (or an equivalent transfer credit) with at least a grade of 'C'; or have at least a 'C' average in the first two semesters of general biology.
    • REGULAR: undergraduate "majors" in biology who have completed at least one term of the second year of a four-year curriculum or its equivalent, with an average grade of B or its equivalent, and are in good academic standing. Only regular members may hold the constitutionally specified chapter offices, vote on chapter membership nominations and national questions, and represent the chapter or vote at national conventions.