Faculty Adviser:  Nanda Cortes

2023-24 Board: 

 Ranjini Iyengar, Biochemistry; Caitlyn O’Dell, Biochemistry; Quinn Tufino, Biochemistry

file-outline BBB 2024 Application-Due April 5 - bbb_application-2024-and-deadlines.doc (69.5 KB)


The Chi Xi chapter of Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) was installed at Ithaca College in 1992 and has more than 200,000 past and present members. Founded in 1922 at Oklahoma City University, TriBeta has evolved to become a nationally recognized professional honor society whose purposes are to promote scholarship in the biological sciences, growth in biological knowledge and to encourage research.

  • Rituals and complete details are available on the BBB's web page.

Regular membership:  3.0 cumulative GPA and at least 3 semesters of Biology, with a least a B average in Biology classes.  Fee is $55 for a lifetime membership.

Associate membership: open to anyone. Fee is $45  If you are currently an Associate, but have now met the requirements for Regular membership, an additional $10 will get you promoted to a Regular membership


In the spring you  will be able to  apply for membership for Tri-Beta (biological honor society).

Mid-March - early April : Tri-Beta Open Applications (see the link available soon)

Early April - Dues & payments are to be in to Nanda Cortes  

End of April -  Honors ceremony, April 25, 2024, 5-6pm, CNS 117

  • Please put it on your calendar to attend!
  • Must be present at the ceremony in order to be inducted.


Benefits for all Active Members:

  • Excellent honor to list on your resume/CV and applications.
  • Receive a subscription to BIOS (a journal where members can publish their undergraduate work) *
  • Receive a cord to wear at graduation**
  • Can apply for research scholarships
  • Can apply for awards based on research
  • Be part of a national organization with students also interested in biology
  • Attend a member installation banquet
  • And, of course, you can become a Tri-Beta officer!

* Regular members will receive a two-year subscription to BIOS from the date of initiation into the Society. Associate members a one year subscription, from the date of initiation into the Society.
** Applies only to active, regular graduating Seniors.

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BBB boards

Thank you to the '23 and '24 Board:

2022-23 Board (left of table)

   Joe Arico, Biology; Jaiden Mason, Health Science with Planned Clinical Emphasis

2023-24 Board (right of table)

   Quinn Tufino, Biochemistry; Caitlyn O’Dell, Biochemistry; Ranjini Iyengar, Biochemistry