Phi Zeta Honor Society
for the Biological Sciences
University of Houston‐Victoria Chapter
Spring 2013 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN JANUARY 24th
How to Apply for TriBeta Chapter Phi Zeta:
To apply for membership in Phi Zeta Honor Society for Biological Sciences, print and fill in the application form below.
Application Form (pdf)
- 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
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.)
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 t Phi Zeta Biological Honor Society) along with application.
May I pay in cash?
I am not a Biology Major; may I still join BBB Chapter Phi Zeta?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Phi Zeta! 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 Phi Zeta?
YES, after completing one semester at University of Houston-Victoria