The Highest Honor – Beta Gamma Sigma

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Joining Beta Gamma Sigma is one of the highest accolades that can be bestowed upon a Whitman School of Management undergraduate student. Beta Gamma Sigma is the only AACSB accredited honors business society. Their mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence in the practice of business. The Syracuse University Chapter is looking to make a significant impact here at Whitman.

All students who are in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior class are invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma. In mid-October, Beta Gamma Sigma inducted 40 new members, their largest pledge class in history, bringing their total number of members to over 70. “Joining Beta Gamma Sigma has helped me by allowing me to give back to the Whitman community,” BGS President Morgan Dreyer said. “A lot of upper classman want to have a deep and lasting impact here – this is my footprint.”

Recently, Beta Gamma Sigma has started the Whitman Tutoring Center in association with the Whitman Learning Center. With over 20 tutors, the Tutoring Center can assist students with a variety of majors, but the help is generally skewed toward freshman and sophomore core classes. Many students come looking for guidance in their accounting classes or ask for mentors to help them with their career goals.

Current Hours – Second Floor Learning Center:

Tuesday: 9 A.M. – 12 P.M.

Wednesday: 2 P.M. – 5 P.M.

Friday: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

By creating the Tutoring Center, the Syracuse University chapter was awarded a scholarship to attend the Beta Gamma Sigma conference in Florida. The conference illuminates the vast and strong network of the honors society. One of the most powerful benefits of joining BGS is being granted access to the BGS LinkedIn Page which connects students to influencers in their chosen field.

Beta Gamma Sigma looks to foster a better academic experience here at Whitman. The society is proactively working with Whitman to create a better learning space and tutoring environment by providing additional table space for collaboration. “I do feel like we are making a difference here,” added Morgan.

If you want to contact the learning center please e-mail them at: Whitlc@syr.edu. Follow them on Instagram at BGS_SU.

Douglas Knopf

Douglas Knopf is a student of the Whitman School of Management and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He was a student worker at the Whitman Career Center and is now part of the Whitman Communications and Social Media team. He is a lover of all things creative. In his spare time he plays and watches all types of sports and listens to a variety of music.

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