Welcome to the website for Beta Psi Omega, the co-ed, professional biology fraternity!
We are the Alpha Chapter, founded at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Please have a look around to learn more about us, what events are coming up, and how you can join us in our mission to help students help themselves!
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Founder's Day 2019
(posted on 3/27/19)
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our 9th Annual Founder’s Day as Beta Psi Omega’s Alpha Chapter on Sunday March 10th! Special shout-out to the alumni who joined us and best of luck to you all as you continue your endeavors!
Bid Lunch Spring 2019
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR KAPPAS!! We rounded out rush week with a lunch at Franklin's Restaurant on Sunday February 24th. We are so excited to get to know each and every one of you!!
Some highlights from tonight's Intellect Pillar Event:
A Beginner's Guide to Research
Thank you so much to everyone who attended and helped make this event a success! We truly appreciate all five speakers who came out to present for us!
We hope everyone took away something valuable about how to get more involved in research on and off campus or got a better idea of what research projects might interest you.
See more about our speakers here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rrH2mWN4nsAI2kYr-naYz-oAiP7yt537/view?usp=drivesdk
Pre-Rush Trivia Night and Information Session
Come out this Sunday, Feb 10th from 5-7pm in 1205 CCC to meet the brothers and sisters of UMD's Professional Co-Ed Biology Fraternity.
We will start out with a brief information session about who we are and what we do which will be followed by a fun trivia game.
Pizza will be provided and the winning team will get a prize!
If you are interested in learning more about our rush events go to ter.ps/bporush and fill out our interest form or see Spring RUSH 2019 on our FB main page!
We hope to see you all there!!
Spring Rush 2019
Do you have a passion for science and service? Do you want to find a community of people like you? Then come out and meet the members of Beta Psi Omega! UMD's Professional Biology Fraternity!
ALL majors are welcome, including Biology, Public Health, Environmental Science, Engineering, Kinesiology, and more!
We aim to provide a supportive brotherhood in this co-ed fraternity for students in the science fields professionally and academically. The benefits of Beta Psi Omega include networking opportunities such as research and internships, earning service hours in events within and outside the fraternity, and fun social events for our members. We always have fun along the way and have made friendships to last a lifetime!
Don't forget to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
UPCOMING RUSH DATES:
Tuesday February 12th, 7:00-8:30pm (Armory 0126): SPEED DATING
Wednesday February 13th, 7:00-8:30 pm (Armory 0126): GAME NIGHT
Thursday February 14th, 7:00-8:30 pm (Jimenez 0220): SERVICE NIGHT*
*Please bring a clean article of clothing to donate!
Please fill out ter.ps/bporush if you are interested!
We hope to see you there!
Intellect Pillar Event
Tuesday February 5, 2019 from 7-9pm in STAMP
Are you looking for a research position for the summer or fall but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in hearing about novel findings in various biological fields?
Beta Psi Omega, UMD’s co-ed professional biology fraternity, has the event for you! We are hosting a series of presentations all focused on biological research, including presenting the findings of undergraduate students and faculty, as well as providing helpful tips on how to obtain a research position for yourself. Food will be provided. Come join us for an informative and interesting night!
Tutoring has wrapped up for the Fall semester!
Refer back here soon for more information for Spring 2019!
A look at what we did this semester...
Service Pillar Event
Saturday November 20th with the UMD Arboretum
Our members planted flowers behind the Eppley Recreation Center and Jull Hall on North Campus.
Pie Beta Psi
Our members got pied with whipped cream, mayo, or a combination of both by the UMD community as an awesome (but gross) fundraiser!
Diversity Pillar Event
Volunteering with Casey's Trees
On September 22nd, a group of our fabulous members volunteered with Casey's Trees at a local elementary school. They helped at the Farm at Kelly Miller tree planting event and thanks to all of their hard work as well as the work of other volunteers, the community will enjoy the 93 new trees!!
First Look Fair Fall 2018
On Thursday September 20th, BPO participated in this huge campus event on McKeldin mall where we set up a table next to the over 800 other student orgs on UMD's campus to recruit new members!
Meet the Geeks Fall 2018
On September 6, 2018 our members set up a table on Hornbake plaza alongside under Professional fraternities on campus to give students an opportunity to learn about out fraternity and get information about Spring Rush!
A look into the past...
Proactivity Pillar Event!
Our first public event is in under two weeks - woohoo!
On Tuesday, September 26th, from 5-6PM, we will be having a Proactivity Pillar event: "Nutrition: It's Possible" (yes, it is a Mission: Impossible pun). There will be free, delicious, healthy food and a presentation/demonstration from student nutritionists about constructive nutrition habits! More info about the event can be found at the Facebook event here
Since this conflicts with Tuesday tutoring, the tutoring session is cancelled -- go check out the event instead!
Be sure to follow us on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) to get day-to-day updates on everything Beta Psi Omega!
Back to School and Tutoring
In the words of philosopher Chancellor Johnathan Bennett, "we back!" The Fall 2017 semester is finally underway.
Dates and themes for our Pillar events this semester are coming soon -- stay tuned to our social media and this website for more info.
If you have questions about tutoring, upcoming events, or anything else, don't hesitate to reach out to us through social media or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).