Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American lecturer, philosopher, and writer

About the Alpha Iota chapter of Chi Beta Phi

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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.

Recent Activities

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.


Chi Beta Phi conference

Membership List 2010-2011
Chapter Report 2007-2008
Chapter Report 2008-2009
Chapter Report 2009-2010


Chi Beta Phi National Scientific Honorary


Jacob Myer, Chapter President


Chapter Advisor:
Paul Peck photo Mr. Paul S. Peck
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Science and Mathematics Department
202B Science Hall
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Chapter Co-advisor:
Larry Baker photo Mr. Larry R. Baker
Associate Professor of Physical Science, Science and Mathematics Department
402D Science Hall
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Chapter Secretary:
Debbie Starcher-Johnson photo Debbie Starcher-Johnson
Administrative Secretary, Science and Mathematics Department
102 Science Hall
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