Student Activities

Beta Beta Beta, The National Biological Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta), the national biological honor society, was founded in 1922 at Oklahoma City University. The society is “dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.” To date, more than 200,000 individuals have enrolled in the society. There are approximately 520 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Find out more information about the national organization.

There are two chapters of Tri-Beta at Pace University - Upsilon Iota Chapter is the NYC chapter and Upsilon Alpha is the Westchester chapter. Although both chapters have their own individual memberships, officers, constitutions, and sponsor their own activities, the chapters also sponsor events and activities together. Most recently, the chapters sponsored trips to the Bronx Zoo, NY Botanical Garden, the Philadelphia Mutter Museum, the Bodies Exhibit and the Van Cortlandt Manor Jack-O-Lantern Blaze.

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, was founded in 1886 at Cornell University. The organization was “designed to reward excellence in scientific research and to encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields.” Today, there are more than 60,000 members enrolled in approximately 500 chapters throughout the world. Find out more information about the international organization.

The Westchester campus maintains an active chapter of Sigma Xi, chapter 695. The organization sponsors many campus events including monthly Department seminars and the Annual Bio-ethics Forum.