Contact Information

  • Siena College 
    School of Business
    515 Loudon Road
    Loudonville, New York  12211-1462
    Fax: (518)786-5040
    Phone: (518)783-2321



Beta Gamma Sigma

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at a school accredited by AACSB International. The Mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.

BGS recognizes a student’s conviction towards high principles and outstanding achievement. Students qualified for membership rank in the top 10% of their class. Once inducted, a lifetime member joins a network of highly renowned business leaders dedicated to high ethical principles and business success.

The BGS chapter at Siena holds a formal induction ceremony every Spring for new members. Friends and family accompany the new members as they receive their graduation stoles. The chapter annually awards a $1,000 academic scholarship to one student member who has exhibited outstanding performance. To recognize outstanding achievement at the faculty level, student members annually select a Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year.

For more information on membership benefits and activities, please visit or contact the following officers:

Stephanie Viggiano                                         Kasarah Swart-Kaushal     
Vice President for Communication                    Vice President for Recognition                              

Nathaniel McDonald                                         Victoria Lipsky
Vice President for Membership                          Vice President for Service                                        

Dr. Paul Thurston                                              Dr. Tina Sun
Faculty Advisor                                                 Co-Faculty Advisor