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University of Houston - Victoria

Nu Gamma Nu

for the Biological Sciences

University of Houston‐Victoria Chapter

Prospective Members

FALL 2013 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 1ST.

How to Apply for TriBeta Chapter Nu Gamma Nu:

To apply for membership in Nu Gamma Nu Honor Society for Biological Sciences, print and fill in the application form.

Active Membership:

Must have a declared Biology major.
Must have completed at least 40 credit hours of course work (Sophomore).
Must have completed at least 12 hours of Biology course work, including at least one course in addition to BIOL 1106 and BIOL 1107, or their equivalents.
Must have a Biology GPA of 3.0 and a 2.75 GPA overall.
Must earn 50 points in the point system before receiving honor cords

Associate Membership:

Must show an interest in the biological sciences.
Must have completed at least 12 credit hours of Biology course work, including at least one course in addition to BIOL 1106 or its equivalent.
Must have a Biology GPA of 2.75 and an overall GPA of 2.5.
(Associate Members may not be elected to Chapter offices.)

Graduate Membership:

Must have a minimum undergraduate Biology GPA of 2.75 and an overall GPA of 2.5.
Must have a graduate GPA of at least 3.0.
Must meet all requirements of Active membership including earn 50 points in the point system.

FAQ about the application

Where can I find an application?

You may find applications Online or with Dr. Siva Somasundaram.

If do not meet all the requirements on the application, should I still apply this semester?

NO, only applicants that have met ALL the requirements (as indicated on the application) will be admitted. Please apply once ALL of the requirements have been met! Your 12 credits of biology and 40 overall credits must be COMPLETED before applying! This tends to be 2nd semester sophomore year.

What is the difference between Associate and Active members?

Active members (must be a Biology major)

  1. Receive Honors cord for graduation (if met point requirements!)
  2. Lifetime membership
  3. Participate in club activities.

Associate members (Do not need to be a Biology major)

  1. Participate in club activities
  2. Can upgrade to active member when eligible for $10

Do I need to pay when I submit my application?

YES, please include a check (made payable to Nu Gamma Nu Biological Honor Society) along with application.

May I pay in cash?

Yes

I am not a Biology Major; may I still join BBB Chapter Nu Gamma Nu?

YES, you may become an Associate member! ?

Where should I return the application upon completion?

Dr. Siva Somasundaram mailbox, located in the Main Office.

When do I find out if I am accepted?

Approximately two weeks after the due date. All of the applications are processed at the same; if you have not been notified one week before induction ceremony (last Friday before finals) please email us at UHV.NuGammaNu@gmail.com.

When is the Induction Ceremony?

The Spring semester.

What is the reason for the point system? How do I get points? And why do need to earn points?

The point system was implemented to encourage participation! You can see the breakdown of the point system at the “Point System” page. In order to receive your honors cord for graduation, active members must obtain a minimum of 50 points before graduation. So, come to meetings and events! We want to see you involved in Nu Gamma Nu! You will have fun, we promise!

When can I start obtaining points?

As soon as you attend your FIRST event/meeting!!!

I am a transfer student; may I join BBB Chapter Nu Gamma Nu?

YES, after completing one semester at University of Houston-Victoria