Beta Beta Beta

About the Organization
"Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 553 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico." The Chi chapter of BBB at Drury is one of the oldest chapters in the nation and was founded in 1929.

Activities sponsored by the Chi chapter during its existence are many and varied. We currently co-sponsor the Science Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS) held on the second Friday in April each spring in the Trustee Science Center on the Drury campus. Please see the SURS web page for more information or to submit an abstract for review by the Symposium Committee.

Beta Beta Beta meets in the Trustee Science Center twice a month on Mondays at 1pm.

How to Join
To be eligible for induction into BBB, the student must be pursuing a major in biology, should have completed one semester of their second year or a four year curriculum, should have completed at least three courses in biological science, of which at least one is not an introductory course, and should have an average grade of B or its equivalent in those biology courses. Furthermore, the student should be in good academic standing.

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Campus Advisor
Kevin Jansen
Associate Professor of Biology, Biology Chair
Trustee Science Center, Room 113
(417) 873-6398

At a Glance:

  • Honorary organization
  • Selective membership
  • First-year student involvement not permitted
  • Meetings twice a month
  • $45 one-time involvement fee for lifetime membership
  • To join, meet requirements of BBB and be inducted