Important Changes & Updates
Standard Membership Fee Change
Beginning September 1, 2016, the standard Beta Gamma Sigma induction fee increased from $65 USD (plus $2 shipping) to a flat $75 USD, for newly inducted members. The last BGS induction fee increase occurred almost 10 years ago in 2007 and due to the rising costs of goods and services, the Board of Governors feels this change is necessary. We have always prided ourselves on the fact that the induction fee is for lifetime membership, so this is a one-time induction fee.
This fee change will not affect the standard cost for Second Recognition Members or Doctoral Members. Chapters can still charge their members more or less than the standard membership fee. If you need assistance adjusting your fees in the CMS, please reach out to your Chapter Manager.
Certificate Batch Order Changes
As of August 1, 2016, the following changes have been made to the certificate order shipping schedule.
Number of days prior to ceremony
when order will generate
(not necessarily when the order will ship)
US - Midwest
US - Eastern Seaboard and Southwest
US - West Coast
In addition to the new schedule, our fulfillment center vendor, Award Concepts Inc., has taken over all certificate batch order shipments. Should you have any issues with your shipment or questions regarding a shipment, please reach out to them at 1-800-659-7801 and ask for the Beta Gamma Sigma (or BGS) team.