We are a student organization with the primary purpose of helping students help themselves. Our overarching mission is to provide a supportive brotherhood for students pursuing the biological sciences professionally and academically and to further the advancement of biology as a science and as a profession. We are committed to serving the needs of students and thereby the community. Beta Psi Omega aims to provide passionate students with opportunities, insights, and guidance to success.
Beta Psi Omega was first established at the University of Maryland - College Park on March 9, 2010. It was originally named Beta Iota Omicron. The founding sister, Divya Kulshreshtha, was frustrated that there were no professional resources available for students in the biological sciences who were pursuing careers in research, while there were ample resources available for students in health sciences and chemistry. Thus, Beta Psi Omega was born. In the Spring of 2010, the fraternity became recognized by the Student Government Association and in Fall 2010, the first officers were elected into position. Their names were Nareh Issayans, James Booth, David Accame, Breonna Smith, Amy Carpenter, and Julie Adhya. They combined their visions and ideas with Divya’s to bring in the first pledge class in Fall 2010.
In the Fall of 2011, the members of Beta Psi Omega voted to change the name from Beta Iota Omicron to Beta Psi Omega, in order to improve notoriety, as well as to better identify with the professional Greek community.
In Spring 2020 we celebrated 10 years as an organization! We are always looking for hardworking, committed students to join our organization. If you wish to be a part of this amazing fraternity, then please come to our rush events this Spring.