Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society

Tri-Beta is an honorary and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Its activities are designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment and investigation in the biological sciences. It is a national society affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences. The Gamma Chapter at Western State Colorado University was founded in 1925 and was the second chapter founded  among over three hundred chapters in the nation.

Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society

Gamma Chapter Functions and Activities:

  • Speakers:
    Presentations are given by visiting scholars, faculty, student researchers, and graduate and professional school representatives.
  • College Service Projects:
    Members participate in tree planting, highway cleanup, tutoring services...
  • Field Trips:
    Trips are taken to various sites in the Gunnison area.
  • District and National Conventions:
    Conventions provide an opportunity to present original research papers, interact with biologists from other colleges, and attend programs, talks, and field trips.
  • Social Activities:
    Tri-Beta sponsors social events such as: Pot luck dinners, cook-outs, hikes, and other social events.
  • Other Benefits of Membership:
    Opportunities include meeting people with similar interests, journal club discussions, peer group advising, book swaps, and receiving the Tri-Beta journal Bios. Activities vary from year to year based upon interests of members.

Upcoming Events

Meet Dr. Gloria Beim, MD: A Presentation for Students Interested in the Medical Profession

Western's Gamma Chapter of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society and Pre-Health Club are proud to host Dr. Gloria Beim, MD for this special opportunity to learn more about the medical profession.  Dr. Beim was the Chief Medical Officer for the 2014 Winter Olympics and practices medicine here in the Gunnison Valley as an Orthopedic Surgeon.  In addition, Dr. Beim co-authored the book, "The Female Athlete’s Body Book; How to Prevent and Treat Sports Injuries in Women and Girls", with Ruth Winter, April 2, 2003, and has published numerous articles in various medical journals during her career.
Please join us for this casual and informative evening with Dr. Beim!

Event Date:
02/03/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


Valentine's Day Plant Sale!

Buy a Plant for Your Valentine!

Western's Gamma Chapter of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society is holding it's semi-annual PLANT SALE!!!

Monday, February 9
Wednesday, February 11
Thursday, February 12
Friday, February 13
From 9am - 4pm Every Day

Stop by the lower level lobby of the University Center to purchase a beautiful plant for whomever you're thinking of this Valentine's Day!
or for yourself - we won't tell ;)
This is a fundraiser for the Gamma Chapter of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, so there will be some great deals on plants!


Past Events:

Tri-Beta & Wildlife Society Meeting with FREE PIZZA!!!

Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society & The Wildlife Society Meeting

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 7pm in Hurst Student Center 137Want to learn more about these two great clubs? 
Want to meet other students who love the outdoors, biology & wildlife?
Want to know what's coming-up & going on for the semester?
Just want to hang out with us 'cause we're awesome & have FREE PIZZA?
Everyone is welcome, so please join us for this casual, fun, and informative meeting!



Gamma Chapter of Tri-Beta Meetings are held every Tuesday evening at 7pm in the Hurst 137 Student Center.  Most meetings are held in conjunction with activities and/or guest speakers.  All students are encouraged and welcome to attend any meetings!


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Tri-Beta Membership Information

There are two types of membership in Tri-Beta:

Regular Membership                                                Associate Membership

-GPA 3.0 in Biology courses                                       -No required GPA

-Sophomore standing (45 credits)                            -Do not need 45 credits

-Biology Major                                                              -Major in any subject

-$50 processing fee                                                     -$40 processing fee

-Lifetime member                                                        -Membership ends upon graduation

-Taken 3 biology courses                                                   -Can’t hold offices, only participate in club activities

-Can hold offices within BBB                                    

-Good academic standing

Fee Payment:  The national Office will not recognize you as a member until the processing fee is paid, but students can still be involved with local Tri-Beta activities.  If a student initially pays the $40 fee to become a member on the Associate level, and later qualifies to be promoted to Regular Membership level, they need only pay the $10 difference in fee amounts at the time of promotion.  If students pay fees by semester and then want to discontinue being a member, no refunds will be given.

Membership Forms:  Membership forms are available in the Hurst 137 Student Center, or by contacting any of the current Gamma Chapter Tri-Beta Officers.

Current Gamma Chapter Tri-Beta Officers:


President:  Kyle Krawczak;

Vice President:  Krystal Brown;

Secretary:  Camy Tan;

Treasurer:  Amy Harmon;

Historian:  Krystal Brown


Faculty Advisors: