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Honor Societies

Beta Gamma Sigma  Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

The College of Business Administration at California State University, Sacramento is an established Collegiate Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. Each year we invite and induct Juniors and Seniors who are in the top 10% of their class and graduate students in the top 20% of their class to become members of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Letters of Invitation are sent during the spring semester each year. The induction ceremony is held on campus, in May, in coordination with the CBA's Annual Awards Banquet. Students who are inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma are also invited to attend the banquet and are recognized for their academic achievements during the program.


Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is open to both Bachelor and Master degree students as follows:

Baccalaureate Student Membership

Candidates for baccalaureate degrees whose academic rank is in the upper 10 percent of their class may be inducted subject to the following paragraphs of this section

Graduate Students Membership

The undergraduate scholastic record is not to be considered for masters candidates. However, “Those masters students who have been previously inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma membership as undergraduates and who rank in the upper 20 percent of those receiving the masters degree, must be included in the 20 percent limitation. If two or more masters students have identical academic records, they may both be inducted, even though this may bring the membership beyond the 20 percent limit. 

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma provides valuable benefits for members on campus and throughout their professional lives. Take advantage of the Society's programs as you advance throughout your career. If there are additional member benefits you would like to see Beta Gamma Sigma offer, please contact the Central Office at with details.

Lifetime Members

Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 580,000 outstanding students into lifetime membership since its founding in 1913. These 580,000 members have served in corporate, government, non-profit, educational, and other management positions at every level of responsibility. Members currently reside in all 50 U.S. states and more than 160 countries around the world. The Society maintains an active database with more than 400,000 members' mailing addresses and other information. In 2005-06, the Society inducted more than 21,000 new members.

Collegiate and Alumni Chapters: Beta Gamma Sigma has established 468 collegiate chapters in all 50 U.S. states and 16 countries at schools accredited by AACSB International. Additionally, 18 alumni chapters serve the needs of alumni members in major metropolitan areas. The regional Alumni Chapter is the Beta Gamma Sigma - San Francisco Alumni Chapter

Other Honor Societies

Phi Kappa Phi

The Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) All-University Honor Society, founded in 1897 and now located on more than 250 American campuses, is Sacramento State's oldest honor society. Over 1,200 faculty and staff volunteer their time to serve as officers for local chapters. The Society is also responsible for over $500,000 in national and local scholarships awarded annually.

Members are elected from all areas of the university on the basis of academic excellence. Membership is by invitation only: students must meet GPA and completed unit requirements in order to be eligible. New members are initiated each Spring. The Sacramento State Chapter was chartered during 1963-64 academic year and became the 84th chapter of the Society. 

Golden Key Honor Society

Golden Key is the world’s premier collegiate honor society, recognizing outstanding academic achievement and connecting high-achieving individuals locally, regionally & globally with lifetime opportunity, reward & success. Membership is by invitation only. The purpose of Golden Key is to recognize academic excellence and improve our community through community service events.