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The watchwords of the Society ... Scholarship, Character, Service ... denote the three major objectives of Gamma Beta Phi:
- To recognize and encourage individual excellence in education.
- To promote the development of leadership ability and character in its members.
- To foster, disseminate and improve education through appropriate service.
To be invited, a student must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and 12 credit hours completed. The student must maintain a GPA of 3.0, pay dues, and complete service hours to be in good standing for graduation honors.
There is a one-time fee of $50 which goes to National Office; local chapter fees are $5. Annual Dues are $10($5 for Local & $5 for national). (checks may be made to Gamma Beta Phi and given to Dr. Beth Everett or any of the Gamma Beta Phi officers listed on the Officers page).
Each member is required to do six hours of community service per semester. These hours should be listed and may be sent to Dr. Beth, any of the officers or brought to the monthly meetings.
Each chapter pursues these objectives by procedures pertinent with the local situation and in cooperation with the faculty and administration.
Through Gamma Beta Phi the tremendous potential of the most intelligent, highly-motivated and well-intentioned students can be coordinated and directed into beneficial service. The Society's service aspect is just as important as that of honor. All possible help and encouragement is given to the chapter and its leaderes in this regard. Gamma Beta Phi's major service effort is devoted to projects that foster, disseminate and improve education. Perhaps the greatest appeal of the Society for students is the opportunity to perform community and educational service and at the same time be recognized for academic excellence.
To give chapter leaders some ideas of possible service projects, ideas have been developed from reports of projects done by Gamma Beta Phi chapters. Projects are also discussed at each state and national convention. It is doubtful that any other campus honor society, or service organization, even approaches the level of activity and accomplishments of the majority of Gamma Beta Phi chapters.