Jan 2019


New Certificate Processing Schedule

To ensure certificates arrive a few days before ceremonies, we have updated the certificate processing schedules for all chapters within the United States. We have added 1-2 days to process certificates to ensure they are received on time. Please let make sure all chapter leadership and students are aware of this change, as it will affect their deadline to receive a physical certificate for the ceremony.


  • Midwest –13 days (calendar days) previously 11 days
  • Eastern Seaboard & Southwest –15 days (previously 13 days)
  • West Coast –16 days (previously 15)


See the updated certificate processing schedule here.

Make Sure Your Certificates Get Delivered

If you have added a ceremony into the CMS recently, you will notice that you are now asked for shipping information when creating the ceremony. This will ensure your certificates are sent to the correct address with the attention to the right person.

If you added a ceremony before January 1, please go into the “Ceremony Settings” tab of the

CMS and add your shipping information.

Please email chapters@betagammasigma.org if you have questions.

CMS webinars

Join us on January 28 at 8am or 3pm CST to learn the ins-and-outs of the CMS. Haven’t logged in since last spring? This 1-hour webinar will be a great refresher and give you all the latest updates!

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Congratulations to 5 newly installed chapters!

These chapters installed in October, November or December of 2018!

  • Mississippi College
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • American University in Dubai
  • IFIM Business School
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia

Welcome, new chapters! We’re glad to have you!

Want to Promote Your BGS Chapter? Look No Further

As we approach induction season, it’s more important than ever to get the BGS name out there—so students can become familiar with the organization and recognize the name when they receive their invitations.

We created the Your Career on the Edge campaign with that in mind: to build brand awareness so that students are more likely to accept their induction invitations.

Click here to check out the postcards, videos, posters, digital ads and other materials available for download to utilize around your campus.

Update on Invoices

Please log in to your chapter portal to view any outstanding invoices from 2017-2018. Information about paying those can be found in our user guide here. (Steps for paying invoices begin on page 29.)

Please note that in June 2017 Global HQ moved locations. If you are sending paper checks, make sure you send them to: 11814 Borman Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146.

Please contact a chapter manager at chapters@betagammaisgm.org or 314.925.1784 with questions.

Plan your spring break with BGS Gives Back

This semester, talk to your chapter about ways you can be giving back to others. Participating in a volunteer project through BGS Gives Back is easy! Start by checking out our partner organizations here and seeing what’s available in your area—or reach out to a local organization that supports your community. 

For maximum impact, encourage your students to partner with other campus organizations and plan an event.

Don’t forget to complete the form to earn Honor Roll points and tag us with our #BGSGivesBack hashtag! 

Ethical Leadership Certification Program—discounted until January 31!

The Ethical Leadership Certification Program (ELCP), developed in partnership with the NASBA Center for the Public Trust, teaches students about navigating complex ethical issues they’ll likely find in their career.

Students can self-enroll, or chapters can do group enrollment—paying half the registration cost, paying the full cost, or deferring the entire cost to the students.

Group enrollment includes teaching aids to spark discussions around the topics covered in the program. Additionally, chapters that sign up two or more students through the group enrollment option will receive points towards the collegiate chapter honor roll!

Learn more and check out the demo here

Founder’s Week is almost here!

Beta Gamma Sigma’s 106th anniversary is next month. What better way to commemorate it than by celebrating our annual Founder’s Week? Founder’s Week will take place Feb. 17-23, and we hope you’ll be celebrating on your campus!

For tools and resources to help you plan events and promote your BGS chapter during this time, check out the Founders Week webpage.

Share what your chapter is doing for Founders Week! Post about it on social media using the #BGSFounders hashtag, and send your photos and stories to Matt Plodzien.

Advertising Opportunities

Looking  for  ways  to  promote your  business  programs  and  recruit  the best  graduate  students? Beta Gamma Sigma has several options to connect you with the best in business!

HONORS Magazine: printed circulation of 5,000 and an  e-magazine that  is  promoted to  all  BGS members

The bi-monthly Society Spotlight: reaches all BGS members the first week of every other month

Web Advertising: visible to all website visitors.

Don’t miss out on these opportunities! Contact Advancement for more information.


Christina Allrich

Director, Chapter Operations