The St. Lawrence University chapter of Beta Beta Beta was established in 1942. Beta Beta Beta formally defines itself as "an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences." The national organization publishes a journal, BIOS, to recognize outstanding individual and chapter accomplishment. Biannual national and annual district convention offer students and faculty from all over the country a chance to meet, attend and contribute research presentations, and go on special field trips. Our local chapter, in keeping with the apprentice-biologist nature of the society has sponsored an annual outstanding senior award and supports the department with various types of service.