BETA SIGMA KAPPA (BSK)

Membership

BETA SIGMA KAPPA (BSK) is an International Optometric Honor Society with student chapters in every school and college of optometry in the United States, with two in Canada and one in Puerto Rico.  Our mission is to stimulate scientific attainment, academic excellence and the ethical practice of optometry; and to promote and provide financial support for worthy research projects relating to vision care and the eyes.

Membership Eligibility

Invitation to membership is extended to second, third, and fourth year students possessing the following record of achievement: a grade point average of 3.5 in their first professional year, a cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the first two years, a 3.3 cumulative GPA for the first three years and a 3.2 cumulative GPA for all four professional years.

Responsibilities

All active members of BSK are required to volunteer at least 2 service hours per academic semester to one of BSK’s service programs.  This can be achieved in the form of individualized clinical tutoring, assisting at optional labs, or other service projects to be announced.

Awards

  • Certificate of membership to all members

  • Certificate of achievement is presented to those who have maintained academic excellence and membership in BSK for all four years

  • Shoulder cords to wear and keep upon graduation

  • Silver Medal to the student chapter member with the highest academic record

  • BSK lapel pins are available to all members for $7 each

Dues

New Members: $35 application fee
Current Members: $5 annual dues
Lapel Pin: $7 (optional)

Chapter Officers (2014-2015)

President: Barbara Mendoza
Vice President: Charlene Sun
Secretary: Lisa Nguyen
Treasurer: Anna Yun