Beta Sigma Kappa, BSK, is International Optometric Honor Society fraternity dedicated to scientific and clinical excellence as well as high moral standards in the optometric profession. At NECO, BSK provides Mock Proficiencies to first and second years to help students succeed in their clinical proficiencies by providing helpful guidance and feedback. BSK also hosts several meetings throughout the year to provide educational topics such as helpful advice and study tips for your first year in optometry school and a panel of residents to help inform students interested in pursuing an optometric residency . BSK members represent scholastic excellence and the National BSK office provides research grants to BSK members who would like to excel in their research academic career.
Membership eligibility is determined by GPA and those that chose to join the organization take part in volunteering within the community. To be eligible for BSK membership at NECO, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.5 in their first professional year, a cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the first two years, a 3.3 cumulative GPA for the first three years and a 3.2 cumulative GPA for all four professional years. Beta Sigma Kappa is a highly honorable organization to be a part of.
Current Student President: Swati Kumar, Class of 2018
Faculty Advisor: Nicole Quinn
OD Class of 2016