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Prospective Members

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Membership Requirements and Invitation

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest scholastic recognition a student can receive in an undergraduate or master's program in business or management.

Eligibility requirements*
Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and post-baccalaureate students:

  • Completed 42 hours toward your degree
  • Completed 15 hours at Texas State University
  • Completed 12 hours in the McCoy College of Business
  • Rank in the top 10% of your class based on Texas State GPA

Graduate students:

  • Completed 40% of graduate coursework required for the program in which you are enrolled
  • Rank in the top 20% of your program based on Texas State GPA

*All requirements under each section must be met to earn an invitation and are calculated as of the end of the previous semester

The Beta Gamma Sigma tapping process happens twice a year during one full class week. This unique invitation to membership generates awareness about Beta Gamma Sigma within the student body at large.


Tapping Ceremony

Student Tapped in Class
McCoy College student is "tapped" during class

The Beta Gamma Sigma tapping ceremony is held each long semester. In full academic regalia, faculty members visit classrooms and publicly invite eligible students to join Beta Gamma Sigma. These notable students are recognized by both their peers and professors as they are handed a formal packet describing the benefits and privileges of being a Beta Gamma Sigma member.

Dr. Kay Nicols, former Texas State BGS faculty advisor pictured left, is shown extending a membership invitation to eligible students during the tapping ceremony. Students who accept the invitation to membership are recognized at a formal ceremony and reception in the semester they join.

Financial Assistance for Invited Students

Financial assistance is available on a first come, first served basis for a limited number of students that are invited but cannot afford the membership fee at this time. To apply for assistance, please fill out this form.

In the spirit of lending a helping hand, we encourage students that receive this benefit to pay it forward  through a contribution to Beta Gamma Sigma after they are established in their career to help future members in a similar situation.