Alpha Beta Gamma
Admitted to ACHS: 1996
Founded in 1970 at Manchester, Connecticut.
No of Active Chapters: 181
Total Membership: 81000
Publications: Honors Journal, Scholarship Directory, Chapter Operating Manual
PURPOSE: To confer distinction for high academic achievement in business studies; to encourage scholarship, intellectual development, and the pursuit of excellence in business careers; to teach leadership; to provide for an exchange of intellectual ideas; to provide networking opportunities for business students. Exceptional business professionals and academicians are recognized through honorary membership. All members are lifetime members.
ELIGIBILITY: Membership is limited to students enrolled in business degree programs who have achieved a minimum of 3.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average and who have earned 30 credits towards a business degree and rank in the top 35% of their class.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Most activity happens at the chapter level. Chapters can exist as Honorific Chapters that confer distinction through initiation into the society. Academic chapters work in conjunction with the business departments or business Deans and offer ancillary business programs such as seminars, lectures, symposia, and field trips for business students.
An annual Leadership Conference at which seminars, lectures, cultural activities and elections are conducted is held in the spring semester. Local chapters sponsor this conference in conjunction with the national office. Stipends are offered to official delegates.
Awards: The association works with four year colleges to offer special transfer scholarships for initiated members. Over $500,000 in scholarships is available to Alpha Beta Gamma members. Chapters compete for annual awards. Students are eligible for annual awards and stipends. Graduation regalia is available for students and faculty.