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Department of Biology



About Tri-Beta, Westminster Chapter

Tri-Beta is a national biology honor society. Hundreds of chapters are located in colleges and universities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Beta Beta Beta represents three main purposes to promote scholarship in the biological sciences, to promote the dissemination of biological knowledge, and to encourage research. The organization's motto is "To see the foundation of life."

Membership Levels

There are two levels of membership at Westminster College: associate and regular.

  • Associate members must have taken one biology course. Associate members do not have to meet a GPA requirement.
  • Regular members must have taken three biology courses, one upper-level biology course, and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Only regular members are able to hold offices in Tri-Beta and wear honor cords at graduation.


Meetings and Events

Tri Beta has regular meetings and events, including:

  • A Welcome Back picnic,
  • Pumpkin Carving,
  • The Haunted Bio Trail,
  • Induction Ceremonies in fall and spring,
  • A Meet-the-Faculty dinner,
  • Christmas party,
  • A spring planting party,
  • A trip each semester, and
  • An End of Year picnic!

Past trips have included visits to the Pittsburgh Zoo, the Phipps Conservatory, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Tri-Beta is also dedicated to helping our members and alumni by providing networking opportunities and by hosting events and speakers related to professional/graduate school and career opportunities. We are always looking for suggestions to improve our group and welcome ideas!


How to Join

To join Tri-Beta, you need to fill out a registration form available from our officers and turn it in with your dues to the Vice President. Dues to become an associate member are $35, and dues to become a regular member are $45. Associate members can upgrade to regular membership for $10. Each member must pay dues of $5 to our chapter each semester.


Learn More about Tri-Beta

Check out our group on Facebook (under Westminster Tri-Beta) and LinkedIn (under Westminster College Tri-Beta).