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February 13, 2013

Beta Gamma Sigma seeks new members

Beta Gamma SigmaThe University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has invited eligible College of Business students to apply for membership in the international business honor society. BGS membership is the highest honor bestowed upon business students at institutions accredited by AACSB International. 

Students are invited to join BGS by their business school faculty. To be eligible for invitation, undergraduate and graduate students must be in the upper 10 percent of the junior or senior class, or upper 20 percent of their MBA class.

Applications and a check for $70 must be returned by March 8, 2013 to Pam Blanchette, Schneider 400C, Department of Management & Marketing.

Spring applicants will be inducted into the UW-Eau Claire chapter of BGS on Saturday April 27, 2013. The initiation is one of many activities planned during the university’s annual Honors Week.

For more information about BGS, contact Dr. Kristy Lauver, BGS faculty adviser, at Students with questions about the application process should contact Pam Blanchette at

Happy 100th birthday, Beta Gamma Sigma!

Beta Gamma Sigma celebrates its 100th birthday on Feb 19, 2013.

Beta Gamma Sigma was first established in 1907 as an honor society for commerce students at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Around that time, students at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign also developed business honor societies on their campuses: The Economics Club at the University of California was established in 1906 and Delta Kappa Chi at the University of Illinois was established in 1910. In 1913, the three local student groups merged into one national organization—Beta Gamma Sigma. Six years later, Beta Gamma Sigma was established as the only scholastic honor society recognized by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Since 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 700,000 students into its membership. Members currently reside in all 50 U.S. states and more than 160 countries around the world. Beta Gamma Sigma has over 500 collegiate chapters at schools accredited by AACSB International. Additionally, 27 alumni chapters serve the needs of alumni members in major metropolitan areas, including Hong Kong.

The UW-Eau Claire chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma was established in 1981.


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