Alpha Beta Gamma

Alpha Beta Gamma


Spring 2019 ABG students being initiated

national Business Honor Society of Community, Junior, and Technical Colleges

Alpha Beta Gamma® is a national Business Honor Society established by business professors in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business curricula. The society is a member of The Association of College Honor Societies and has initiated 65,500 members. It is the sole business honor society for accredited junior, community and technical two year colleges.

The Alpha Psi Chapter at Del Mar College was formed in 1992 by Professor Janie Blankenship of the Business Administration and Entrepreneurship Department.

To be eligible for membership in ABG, a student must be enrolled in a business curriculum in a junior, community, or technical college, or a two-year accredited program within a college or university.

The student must have completed 15 credit hours with at least 12 hours of his or her work taken in courses leading to a degree recognized by his/her institution. In addition, the student must have demonstrated academic excellence by attaining a 3.0 GPA or its equivalent in business courses as well as a 3.0 overall average.

Accepted Majors include

  • Accounting
  • Architectural / Design Construction Technology
  • Baking & Pastry
  • Business Administration
  • Communications
  • Culinary Arts
  • Economics
  • Hospitality
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Legal Professions

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  • Recognition of individual academic achievements and the receipt of a distinctive membership diploma
  • Leadership opportunities through chapter officerships
  • Exchange of ideas at local chapter functions as well as at the annual international leadership conference
  • Over $500,000 in scholarships at four-year colleges
  • Networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to excel in international essay competitions
  • Members wear special graduation honor stoles, tassels and other academic regalia
  • Use of Alpha Beta Gamma Resume Forms

Preamble of the Alpha Beta Gamma Constitution

That academic excellence among community, junior and technical college students enrolled in a business curricula may be nurtured, that opportunity may be provided for leadership training and an intellectual climate for ideas and ideals be fostered; and that scholars may be imbued with desire for continuing education, we dedicate ourselves as members of Alpha Beta Gamma. Among us, membership is a privilege earned by qualifications, honor, and service. In conduct of our activities, truth shall be our quest, diligence our staff, and achievement our purpose.

Member of the Association of College Honor Societies
Educational Affiliate of AACC
Participating Institution in the ACCC International Affiliates Network
(Resèau d'affiliès internationaux de L'ACCC)

Page last updated October 29, 2020.

Contact Information

For further information or to obtain an application, contact your college chapter advisor or chapter president below:

Brad Norquist

Preeti Kulkarni

Club President

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