Honor Society


Clubs in the School of Natural Sciences for Biology and Chemistry Majors
Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society: Tri-Beta

Tri-Beta is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of Biological Study by extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. The club sponsors a variety of programs including ‘Meet the Professors’ and ‘Tri-Beta Jeopardy’. Tri-Beta arranges field trips to the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the New Jersey Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute Center. Tri-Beta also contributes to the community of Fairleigh Dickinson by participating in different neighborhood service projects both on and off campus.

On the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), Tri-Beta serves as an umbrella organization to all the School of Natural Sciences (SONS) clubs. Tri-Beta itself is a national club which is comprised of four different groups. The biology group supports students interested in pursuing biological research. The chemistry group supports students interested in pursuing chemical research. The marine biology group supports students interested in pursuing marine biology research. The Pre-Health Professional (PHP) club group supports students interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences or attending a professional school.

Pre-Health Professional Club (PHP)

The Pre-Health Professional Club (PHP) provides information and guidance to students who have a desire to learn about health professions or enter any pre-professional school including but not limited to Dentistry, Medicine, Chiropractic, Optometry, Pharmacy, Podiatry or Veterinary Medicine. PHP also arranges tours to local Professional Schools for students who seek admission or application information and would like to visit the campus.

For more information on any of these clubs, please contact the Tri-Beta advisor and Pre-professional advisor Dr. Leonida (201) 692-2338. The club advisor can also be contacted via email at and mleonida@fdu.edu.

Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society

Sigma Xi: the Scientific Research Society was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage companionship and cooperation among all researchers in varied fields of science and engineering. Today, Sigma Xi is an international and multi-disciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the health of scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. There are nearly 65,000 Sigma Xi members in more than 100 countries around the world.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University Chapter of Sigma Xi regularly nominates associate membership for students who participate with faculty in scientific research. One of the benefits of membership is receipt the award winning publication American Scientist.

Benefits include invitations to participate or attend lectures and seminars at Fairleigh Dickinson University and other Universities in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area. More information about Sigma Xi is available at sigmaxi.org or contact Dr. Ish Kumar at ikumar@fdu.edu.