BBB Chi Theta Honor Society
Who Are We?
Beta Beta Beta is the national Biological honor society here at Manhattan College. The Biology
Department here at Manhattan College has had a chapter since 1975, Chi Theta Chapter. Its purpose shall be to function as an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Students who wish to be inducted their junior year are required to have a biology GPA of 3.0 or higher, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and in good academic standing. Beta Beta Beta is a non-discriminating organization that does not consider race, age, color, sex, national origin or sexual preference.
What is that Symbol?The emblem that signifies the honor society is seen to the left. It is a shield shaped crest with a coiled serpent around a skull and the name of the organization engraved on it. The three words for which Beta Beta Beta is named come from the Latin for acorn, eagle, and fish; each representing a particular aspect of life - the sky, the earth, and the sea. The colors of the society are red and green and the flower of the society shall be a red rose commonly referred to as the American Beauty.
What Do We Do?
Our biggest duty as members is to mentor underclassmen. We are dedicated to improving their understanding and appreciation for biological studies. We also hold events, fund-raise/donate and volunteer. We annually attend and share research in the NE-1 District Convention. Beta Beta Beta members from chapters all over the northeast region come to share their research and lend support to fellow society members. The Convention was last held at Manhattan College on April 9th, 2011.