What is Beta Beta Beta?


Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.


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.

To learn more about becoming a member, click here:

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Welcome to new members from BBB Past President, Dr. Steve Ropski

(President 2016-2020, Past President 2020-Present)


Fall 2022 Membership Registration is Underway!

Please be sure to download the most recent version of the Registration Form.  Be sure to include your students' email addresses so we can invite them to be a member of the online member community. 

Chapters can now request Freebies through the website! 

Chapters may now request membership invitations, brochures, and constitution booklets through the website.  Other chapter documents are available via download from the Forms & Files page. 

BBB's 1st T-Shirt Design Contest! 

Recruiting all the creative biologists in BBB!  BBB is launching into selling merchandise and we are having our first ever chapter t-shirt design contest!  The winning design will be the 2023 Member Voted Favorite Chapter T-Shirt Design.  T-Shirts will be available for purchase Spring 2023! We want to see all of your creative ideas and make this an annual contest!  For contest rules and upload, click the green button. 


2020 McClung Award Winner

Published by Andrew Baskerville, Janet Donahue,

Glenda Gillaspy, and Floyd Lester Erickson. 

"Identification of a WD-repeat protein that binds and

activates the deubiquitinase USP3 from Arabidopsis thaliana."

BIOS: 91(2): 90-99 2020.

Become a Member

For information about becoming a member, click the image above to go to the Membership Page

Start a Chapter 

Interested in starting a TriBeta chapter at your college or university?  Click the image above to go to the Becoming a Chapter Page. 

Research Awards

TriBeta is a huge supporter of academic research. Click the image above for information about research grants and award opportunities.