September 04, 2014
Business school honor society chapter unique in Pennsylvania
Susquehanna University is the only undergraduate-only liberal arts and sciences university in Pennsylvania to have a Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, and its chapter recently received Premier status amongst all in the international business school honor society. The Premier Chapter distinction is reserved for the top 20 percent of chapters internationally.
"This recognition is really an elite honor," said Rick Davis, professor of accounting and faculty adviser of Susquehanna's Beta Gamma Sigma chapter. "For our students, it's confirmation that they are among the best and the brightest."
Beta Gamma Sigma chapters are available only to business schools with AACSB accreditation, which only a few undergraduate-only liberal arts and sciences universities in the world have achieved. Susquehanna's chapter, established in 1994, nominates for membership only the top 10 percent of Sigmund Weis School of Business juniors. All of those nominated accept admission to the chapter.
The benefits of lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma are increased professional networking opportunities and scholarship opportunities, as well as career and graduate school resources. The Susquehanna chapter also sends a contingent of six students to Beta Gamma Sigma's Student Leadership Forums, which will be held this year in Indianapolis and San Diego.
"Being a part of Beta Gamma Sigma is a tremendous opportunity for our students to meet other students from around the country," Davis said. "And they come back and talk about how much they've learned about themselves and how they can contribute to the world by using their business degrees."