Beta Gamma Sigma

Mission of the Society

The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, and personal and professional excellence in the practice of the business.

History of Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma was founded as a national organization in 1913. The first national honor society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and the University of California.

The Saint Joseph’s University chapter was chartered in 2001, and it has established itself as a model of success for more than 650 BGS chapters worldwide. Since its founding, the SJU chapter has received 4 Gold Awards as the Best Chapter in the World, in addition to 4 Silver Awards and 3 Bronze Awards in the same category.

In addition, every year our chapter nominates outstanding candidates in the Entrepreneurial Achievement and Business Achievement awards categories, and they have been selected 6 times as global recipients of the Entrepreneurial Achievement award, and 4 times as recipients of the Business Achievement award.

Beta Gamma Sigma has entered the 21st century knowing that its membership of 444,000 comprises the brightest and best of business leaders.

Beta Gamma Sigma is a member of the:

Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS)

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Best Chapter in the World Awards:


Gold Awards


Silver Awards 


Bronze Awards 

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