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College of Business
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St. Petersburg Florida 33701
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Beta Gamma Sigma
International Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma is a business honor society that recognizes the most academically outstanding business students from institutions accredited by AACSB International. It was founded in 1913 and the membership roster now includes business personnel, executives, directors, CEO's, CFO's and presidents from some of the world's largest companies.

Beta signifies honor.
Gamma signifies wisdom. 
Sigma signifies earnestness. 

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Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate business program.

USF St. Petersburg has been a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma since 2006. Students who are invited to be members have a minimum Overall GPA of 3.5, completed at least 30 credit hours at USF and meet one of the following categories:

in the upper 10 percent of their junior class,
in the upper 10 percent of their senior class, or
in the upper 20 percent of their Master's class upon their graduating semester.

There is no service requirement, and only a one-time fee of $95.00 for a Lifetime Membership. The annual induction ceremony is held before Spring Commencement for those accepting membership during that academic year.


Including membership to Beta Gamma Sigma on a resume lets future employers know the level of a student's academic achievement. Other benefits include an online community that allows members access to a variety of services, an alumni network, the annual student leadership forum, and the Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Program.

Additional Benefits

Discounted Publications including BusinessWeek, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal.
Complimentary Publications such as DiversityInc.
Career Assistance: BGS CareerCentral Job Board
Books and Literature: Barnes & Discounts
Insurance Discount Offers including GEICO Auto Insurance Program
Financial Services Offers such as Bank of America / BGS MasterCardĀ®
Travel Discount Offers including Avis Car Rental and
Test Preparation Discount Offers: Becker CPA Review, Kaplan Test Prep, Princeton Review

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Chapter Advisor
For additional information about Beta Gamma Sigma at USF St. Petersburg, contact the Chapter Advisor:
Stephen Danese, Ph.D, CPA
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