About the Alpha Iota chapter of Chi Beta Phi
Chi Beta Phi is a scientific honorary for undergraduates. The first chapter was organized in 1916 at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia. Alpha Iota Chapter, the Glenville State College affiliate of Chi Beta Phi, was chartered in 1963. Many distinguished science and mathematics students have been members throughout the years since.
In addition to sponsoring programs to promote interest in the sciences, Alpha Iota Chapter also hosts events of a social nature during the year. In the 2003 academic year we were recognized as GSC’s outstanding student organization. In 2007, the chapter was recognized as the Outstanding Chapter award winner at the national conference. Our chapter has also sponsored four national conferences of the honorary, most recently in the fall of 2008. Members receive honor cords which they may wear at commencement. Members who attend Chapter meetings or are active in Chapter projects receive an attractive Chi Beta Phi pin. Membership in the chapter provides many other opportunities for leadership, scholarship, service, and fun.
Membership invitations are extended to honor students majoring in one or more of the sciences, mathematics, natural resources management (applied science) or a related area in the science and mathematics programs of Glenville State College. Prospective members are identified by faculty or student members of the Chapter. At the time of invitation a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the major are required.
- October 9, 2010
- Six members attended National Conference of Chi Beta Phi at the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia.
- December 7, 2010
- Sponsored a presentation by members Brian and Jane Oosthuizen entitled “A Rainbow Nation”, a program on South Africa, their homeland.
- Early February, 2011
- Valentine's Day Rose Sale
- March 28, 2011
- Sponsored a presentation by Professor Sara Sawyer on symbiosis.
- April 16, 2011
- Mini Conference with presentations by GSC students and faculty from GSC, University of Charleston, and Davis and Elkins College.
Jacob Myer, Chapter President
Mr. Paul S. Peck
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Science and Mathematics Department
202B Science Hall
Mr. Larry R. Baker
Associate Professor of Physical Science, Science and Mathematics Department
402A Science Hall
Administrative Secretary, Science and Mathematics Department
102 Science Hall