TriBeta Honor Society

TriBeta National Biological Honor Society, Epsilon Chi Mu Chapter



TriBeta National Biological Honor Society is an origination for undergraduate and graduate students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. The society's objectives are:

        • To promote biological science understanding and appreciation,

        • To facilitate activities and experiences in biological-related fields, and 

        • To expose students to numerous avenues in the field of life science, exercise science and                biology.

Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 626 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. In addition to publishing the BIOS journal which focuses on student research, the society sponsors annual regional and national scientific meetings. A benefit to TriBeta student members is eligibility to apply for research grants from the national office. Only undergraduate students are eligible to apply for research grants once a year from the national office. Grant applications are due in September each year.


In order to be inducted you must meet the following requirements:

        • an undergraduate major in the biological sciences including psychology, exercise science,             and biology-related majors at USW, 

        • enrolled in or finished at least two science courses, 

        • a graduate major in one of the programs at USW such as genetics, forensic biology,                     medical science, clinical mental health counseling health, psychology, and health and                     human performance 

        • registered in or completed at least two courses in the program, and 

        • upheld good academic standing. 

How to join 

There are two levels of membership available at USW. Regular members include undergraduate and graduate students who have met the requirements mentioned above. Graduate members are faculty and staff at the institution who wish to become TriBeta members. 

There is a one-time $55 fee for lifetime membership. The fee goes to the National office and is essentially returned to the students as research grants. Please turn in a check to chapter adviser, Dr. Yusheng Wu. 

Contact information 

President:          Ms. Brianna Ramos

Vice-president:   Mrs. Rachel Randall

Chapter advisor: Yusheng Wu

Department of Biology 

University of the Southwest

6610 N Lovington Hwy T40

Hobbs, NM 88240

B: Fadke Arts & Sciences Center Rm#113

P: 575-492-2118

Visit the National TriBeta website and the chapter website for more information about the organization.

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