Best Practices


The following are Best Practices utilized by previous Outstanding Chapters or noted by successful faculty officers at recent chapter workshops. These practices may prove helpful to you in making sure your chapter is as successful as possible.

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  • The College/University’s promotions department sends press releases to hometown newspapers announcing the student’s invitation and induction into Beta Gamma Sigma. A sample press release is available on our website.
  • Faculty members and current student members wear BGS keys, t-shirts or other BGS apparel during the week that the invitations are sent or delivered. Faculty members display membership certificates in their offices.
  • Participate in Beta Gamma Sigma Founders' Day/Week to encourage greater recognition of BGS on campus.
  • Create a promotional video for prospective members.
  • List Beta Gamma Sigma in the College/University catalog as the business honor society for your school’s AACSB International accredited business program.
  • Announce Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship recipients in the School of Business publication and/or the Foundation’s publication (for qualifying chapters).
  • Include an article about your Beta Gamma Sigma chapter’s induction (or other activities) in the School of Business publication.
  • Purchase and install a Beta Gamma Sigma bronze key in or near the School of Business building to increase recognition of the Society on campus.


  • Co-sponsor a Business Leadership Forum on campus with training on “effective networking” and other helpful business tips.
  • Display all BGS chapter plaques prominently in School of Business building (chapter charter, Outstanding Chapter, etc.)
  • Consider creating a Career Closet designed to provide interview attire for students as they prepare to enter their field. This resource can be a great way to partner with a local business or host a service project to collect professional attire for individuals in need. This could be a great project for Student Officers to lead and manage year after year.
  • Maintain a BGS chapter website and social media networks.
  • Maintain a BGS bulletin board in the business school.
  • Host a speaker event where business professionals speak to classes.
  • Promote the events of a BGS Alumni Chapter in the area.
  • Networking breakfast with recruiters from local firms
  • Offer students a professional headshot in exchange for a canned food donation (BGS Gives Back)
  • The Dean uses BGS members as student ambassadors or student guides when VIP guests tour the College of Business.
  • Considering having your student/s who attend the GLS write about their experience including the importance of networking with a talented and diverse group of likeminded students. This can be used as your chapter sees fit to not only help promote on campus and to prospective student members but can help those invitees who may be on the fence. Many students respond well when they hear from their peers.
  • Send in your photos and stories to for use on our social media and website!


  • Chapters can order hard copies of the invitation booklets through the CMS or download a digital version from our website (include hyperlink) to help when tapping students. The booklets are free of charge and have a front pocket which is perfect to include your congratulatory letter from your dean.
  • Hold a tapping ceremony to invite eligible students to Beta Gamma Sigma.
  • Utilize our free Info Cards to help promote BGS on campus. You can utilize digital versions of these cards on our website (include hyperlink) or you can order hard copies through the CMS. Consider including an Info Card to any letters or emails to those who make you universities Deans list
  • Include a BGS information session and info cards at freshmen orientation or convocation.
  • Faculty members send personal notes/emails to their students congratulating them on invitation to BGS
  • Sponsor an “International Students Focus Forum” where students present information about their home countries.



  • Elect student officers.
  • Chapter Advisor sends a list of names of those qualifying for membership to all business school faculties asking them to recognize the students in class, in person, or by way of a note.
  • Follow-up email notes to those invited to membership who have not yet responded; ask if they have any questions about membership.
  • Name a Chapter Honoree annually – could even be awarded to the person for whom the school is named
  • Allow BGS student members to select a Chapter Advisor of the Year
  • Attend Collegiate Chapter Training Seminars.
  • Send students to the BGS Global Leadership Summit.
  • Participate in the BGS Gives Back.
  • Sign your chapter up for Ethical Leadership Certification.