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Beta Beta Beta Biological Honorary Society

The Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) Biological Honor Society is a society for students that are dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biology.  The Mu Theta Chapter of Tri-Beta at Belmont University was established April 9, 1988.  Since then the membership has promoted the study of biology through various activities such as presentations, fun field trips, trips to scientific meetings and social events for students. Tri-Beta provides leadership opportunities for students, informs them about current developments in biology, and helps them prepare for employment. Dr. Steve Murphree serves as the faculty advisor for this organization.  Find Tri-Beta on Facebook!


Regular Membership:

  • Must be a Biology major or minor
  • Second semester sophomore OR transfer student with at least one semester at BU
  • At least 3 Biology courses completed (not including BIO 1110/1120) 
  • Required 3.0 GPA in Biology courses and 2.8 GPA overall
  • $50.00 due at the time of application

 Don’t meet the above criteria?  That’s okay!

Associate Membership:

  • Open to all Belmont students with an interest in biology 
  • $40.00 due at the time of application
  • Easily upgrade to Regular Membership for $10 after meeting the requirements   

2015-2016 Tri-Beta Club Officers
  President -- Dora Geving
     Vice-President -- Brian Song
     Secretary -- Lindsey Dennis
     Treasurer -- Nancy Le
     Historian -- Jennifer Shin

Beta Chi

This student organization's purpose is to promote research in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology through seminars and laboratory opportunities, while providing a social setting for networking and volunteering.  Dr. Rachel Rigsby serves as the faculty advisor for this organization.

2015-2016 BETA CHI CLUB OFFICERSbeta chi

President -- Jacob Curry 
Vice-President -- Sarah Maxwell
Secretary -- Ambrose Rice
Treasurer -- Libby Ligon
Historian -- Sarah Cannavino and Bailey Rose 

Environment and Conservation Organization (ECO)

formerly O.N.E., Belmont's Environmental Club, provides interaction with students across campus who are interested in environmental issues. Activities include river clean-ups, exotic plant removals, Earth Day awareness events, nature hikes, and environmentally-focused guest speakers. Dr. John Niedzwiecki is the faculty advisor for ECO.

Belmont's ECO is on Facebook Find us there to get more information on events throughout the year.

2015-2016 ECO Club Officers
     President -- Lindsay Millward and Krystin Estes
     Vice-President -- Joanna Sorrell

The purpose of the Belmont Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association is twofold.  The first goal is to promote scholarship in the sciences by creating resources for teachers to use in the classroom. We also plan on hosting demonstrations of science activities and providing tutoring for students both at Belmont and in the broader Nashville community. In doing so, we hope to share the joy of science with others. Secondly, we aspire to link all the science clubs and organizations at Belmont together through our diverse membership.

Find NSTA on Facebook!                  Want to get involved?  Contact Katlin Stodard  

2015-2016 Club Officers:

President:  Katlin Stodard                               Faculty Advisor: Dr. Danielle Garrett
Vice-President:  Sarah Cannavino
Secretary: Ilyana Ilieva
Historian: Chris Dickerson
Treasurer: Nancy Le

Chapter membership requirements:

  • Open to all Belmont undergraduate students with an interest in science and/or education
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA overall
  • Attendance at a minimum of fifty percent of meetings
  • Chapter affiliation is received from this Belmont University chapter and members will be required to pay membership dues of $10 per year

National membership requirements:

  • Open to all Belmont undergraduate students with an interest in science and/or education
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA overall
  • Attendance at a minimum of fifty percent of meetings
  • National affiliation is received from the National Science Teachers Association directly and members will be required to pay membership dues directly to NSTA
  • If a member chooses to participate in national affiliation, the chapter affiliation dues will be waived
Tri-Beta Biological Society Annual Plant Sale



The annual Tri-Beta plant sale was a big success! The plant sale was held on the McWhorter patio on March 27th and t
he plant sale profits are used to fund field trips and projects for Tri-Beta. This year SMACS joined Tri-Beta to sell pots for the plants. They also had painting supplies so people could decorate their pots. Everyone was excited to celebrate spring!


Students Participate in Nashville’s ReLeafing Day

Students from the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honorary Society (Tri-Beta) and Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) student organizations participated in the Nashville Tree Foundation’s ReLeafing Day on Saturday, November 22nd. Anna Margaret McDonnell, Sonia Kadakia and Katie Keast from Tri-Beta are pictured in the photo at left. Ryan Agh, Sarah Cannavino and Ambrose Rice from SMACS planted three trees, met with Dr. Fisher, and planted their last tree at a Belmont Alumni’s house!

ReLeafing Day is the Nashville Tree Foundation's fall planting, held every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year the volunteers worked in Cleveland and McFerrin Park neighborhoods, Monroe Harding and St. George's Episcopal Church.

Tri-Beta hosts the NERD PROM
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On Sunday, April 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the Belmont Tri-Beta Club hosted the first ever School of Sciences Nerd Prom.   Guests wore their nerdiest attire and a fun time was had by all!  The event was a fundraiser for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University.