Keeping the Passion in Science & Math Alive
Chi Beta Phi membership is a symbol of high achievement in the sciences. Participation in the Honorary is recognized by potential employers and graduate schools as an indication of leadership in science. Grants are available to members on a competitive basis to support research. Membership provides members with an opportunity to present the results of their research at the National Convention and publish their findings in The Chi Beta Phi Record.
Guidelines for new chapter formation
A science club or group in an accredited, four-year, degree-granting college or university may apply for charter membership in the organization. As is hereinafter provided, the Board of Directors must approve each application by unanimous vote before a charter can be granted. When an application for a charter is made, the prospective chapter must submit to the Treasurer the following:
Upon receipt and approval of the Form for Chapter Establishment, the Treasurer shall so inform the remaining Board members. The President will contact the applicant chapter with congratulations and to offer his/her assistance if needed. Upon unanimous approval of the Board of Directors, the President will direct the Treasurer to prepare the Charter and membership certificates for issuance to the new chapter. The Charter and certificates will be provided to the Installation Officer for presentation at the formal installation of the chapter.
Upon approval, the President will also determine an Installation Officer, who will then arrange with the new chapter the date and details for the formal installation. Immediately following the installation, the installing officer will submit a descriptive report of the installation to the Vice-President for publication in the Chi Beta Phi Record. The installing officer will also inform all other Board members of the completion of the installation.
The Installation Officer will assure that the new chapter has in its possession the National Constitution, the suggested Chapter Constitution, and any other literature deemed pertinent.
If the application for chapter establishment is not approved by the Board of Directors, the President shall instruct the Treasurer to remit all fees submitted by the applicant.
The President shall request from the board of Directors a vote on the petition of each prospective chapter. The Directors shall then report to the President, a unanimous vote being necessary for the granting of a charter.