Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.
Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 520 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
TriBeta was founded in 1922. The idea of an honor and professional society for biology students spread rapidly and by 1925, the society was a national organization. Biennial national conventions of student and faculty members began in that year and in 1930 the society journal, BIOS, began. As the society grew, it was divided into regional and district groups, each of which holds a convention annually. At the heart of every district and national meeting are student research papers, and awards are given for outstanding individual and chapter accomplishment.
The Pi Omicron Chapter was installed at Hastings College on September 21, 2002, with 30 charter members. Since that time, the Pi Omicron Chapter has received numerous awards including First Honorable Mention for the Lloyd M. Bertholf Award for Chapter Excellence for the 2006-07 academic year. The following year our chapter was awarded First Place for the Lloyd M. Bertholf Award for Chapter Excellence. The Pi Omicron chapter advisor is Dr. Amy Morris.