Beta Gamma Sigma celebrates 100 years

Beta Gamma SigmaMembers of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society, commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the honorary, noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the atrium of the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Having this accreditation puts the WCBA among the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide. To be eligible for membership, students must rank in the top 7 percent of the junior class, the top 10 percent of the senior class or the top 20 percent of the master’s program.  Of all the individuals nationwide who receive baccalaureate or master’s degrees in business each year, only 8 percent earn lifetime memberships in Beta Gamma Sigma.

BGS was founded in 1913 at University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and University of California. The organization has grown to include more than 700,000 members residing in all 50 states and more than 160 countries. The YSU collegiate chapter will celebrate this occasion with the dedication of their BGS key. To date, more than 500 students have been inducted by the YSU chapter, with the next induction scheduled for March 3. The chapter, established in 2000, has received Exemplary or Premier Chapter awards for its superior level of membership acceptance for the past nine years.