Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, 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 670 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
At the Tau Iota chapter of TriBeta in Chapel Hill, we focus on what we can do with a biology degree. We have guest speakers at most monthly meetings, and we also host an annual career panel in the fall semester so that biology students can see how far a science degree can take them.
In addition to academics, we focus on the biological community around us. We are here to help our community in order to create balance in it. The chapter is highly involved in service opportunities in and around Carolina. In the past, this chapter has been to the Carolina Tiger Rescue, the Ronald McDonald House, TABLE, Relay for Life, Bike for Uganda, and tutoring at local high schools. Not only are we involved in the community outside of Carolina, but we are also a community. We hold social events in order to create bonds within TriBeta, whether it be friendships within the same year or mentor-mentee bonds.