Student Honor Societies
Beta Gamma Sigma
There is no higher honor for students of business than to graduate "Beta Gamma Sigma." The honor society was founded as a national organization in 1913. Selection into BGS not only recognizes academic achievement, but also expresses confidence in the students’ abilities and promise to become outstanding business leaders in the future. Membership in BGS is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive and comprises the brightest and best of business leaders including CEOs, CFOs, presidents, and other management personnel at the world’s largest companies; deans, faculty members and professional staff at the world's most prestigious colleges and universities; and the students and entry-level professionals who have shown they have what it takes to fill these positions in the future.
Benefits to members include: Lifetime Recognition for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Student Leadership Forum, Student Scholarship Program, and an Alumni Network. The BGS website and newsletter keep members informed of the Society's activities and provide lifelong learning opportunities for the Society's membership through articles addressing current business topics.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is an international honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. It was founded in 1919 and currently includes more than 275 chapters on college and university campuses. LIU Post’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter – Kappa Omicron – was founded in 2001. The objectives of Kappa Omicron are to (1) give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in accounting, (2) act as a liaison between students and the accounting profession, and (3) provide opportunities for self-development, community service, and association among members and professionals. The organization stimulates interest in accounting and helps to develop leadership skills within its membership. The organization sponsors weekly meetings with speakers from the accounting profession. These meetings provide students with the opportunity to learn about the accounting profession and the presenting firms as well as other professional topics including resume writing, interviewing skills and business etiquette. Members are active in the community by providing Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to patrons of local libraries and campus members, tutoring fellow accounting students, visiting the homebound, assisting in food, clothing and toy drives, painting homes for low income families, cleaning local parks, and visiting local high schools to speak with students about the benefits of the accounting major. Finally, members enjoy social activities including an annual alumni volleyball challenge, dinner dance and holiday party.
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Phi Alpha Alpha
Phi Alpha Alpha is the National Honor Society for the field of public affairs and public administration. Only NASPAA accredited programs are eligible to establish a local chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha. The society sponsors events such as a distinguished speaker’s series in public administration.