Scholastic excellence is very important to us at Beta Sigma Psi. When adjusting to school and life away from home, many students find it difficult to meet the academic challenges of university life alone. Luckily, Beta Sig provides a home away from home and numerous older students who are happy to help. It is not unusual to see Beta Sigs studying together in the lounge or an older brother helping a younger brother with his homework. In addition to a formal scholarship plan, designed to encourage good study habits, Beta Sigma Psi also has its own personal Faculty Advisor and Alumni Advisor who are always on hand to assist members academically or in navigating the university rules and regulations.
In recent years, Beta Sig has maintained one of the top GPAs among fraternities. Considering that the University of Illinois is a top tier institution and has the largest Greek system in the United States, that’s quite an accomplishment.
- Scholastic Achievements and Awards
- Fall 2020: 3.49 Cumulative GPA, ranked 27th of 36 IFC fraternities**
- Spring 2020: 3.52 Cumulative GPA, ranked 17th of 36 IFC fraternities**
- Fall 2019: 3.50 Cumulative GPA, ranked 1st of 37 IFC fraternities
- Spring 2019: 3.35 Cumulative GPA, ranked 4th of 40 IFC fraternities
- Fall 2018: 3.11 Cumulative GPA, ranked 21st of 40 IFC fraternities
- Spring 2018: 3.18 Cumulative GPA, ranked 14th of 41 IFC fraternities
- Fall 2017: 3.31 Cumulative GPA, ranked 3rd of 41 IFC fraternities
- Spring 2017: 3.32 Cumulative GPA, ranked 4th of 42 IFC fraternities
- Fall 2016: 3.42 Cumulative GPA, ranked 2nd of 44 IFC fraternities
- Spring 2016: 3.44 Cumulative GPA, ranked 2nd of 45 IFC fraternities
- Fall 2015: 3.34 Cumulative GPA, ranked 3rd of 46 IFC fraternities
- Spring 2015: 3.34 Cumulative GPA, ranked 1st of 47 IFC fraternities
- Fall 2014: 3.22 Cumulative GPA, ranked 4th of 49 IFC fraternities
- Spring 2014: 3.24 Cumulative GPA, ranked 7th of 49 IFC fraternities
- Fall 2013: 3.29 Cumulative GPA, ranked 5th of 49 IFC fraternities
- Spring 2013: 3.45 Cumulative GPA, ranked 1st of 49 IFC fraternities
**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the option for students to choose Credit or No Credit for their final grades was expanded and its deadline extended. This may have had an effect on individual and chapter GPAs for the semester.
Each year, the Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation offers scholarships to current members of the fraternity based on Academic Excellence, Campus Involvement, and Financial Need. In addition, the Alpha Alumni Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi annually offers a $3,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman male.