Enrichment and Inspiration for Beta Sigma Phi Sisters from Marilyn Ross
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Members of the first degree of Beta Sigma Phi are generally 18-22 years of age. Following a six-month period of Pledge Training, the member may qualify for her second ritual, the Ritual of the Badge.
RITUAL OF JEWELS
Members may join a Ritual of Jewels chapter one of three ways:
A pledge must complete six months of Pledge Training to be eligible to receive the Ritual of Jewels degree, the second
degree of Beta Sigma Phi.
The Exemplar degree, the third
degree of Beta Sigma Phi, may be conferred when a member has completed four years at the Ritual of Jewels level. Members who qualify for this degree, and other upper degrees, may receive the degree in their current chapter, or may progress to an upper degree chapter.
Members who hold the fourth degree of Beta Sigma Phi, the Preceptor degree, have progressed from the Exemplar degree.
The fifth degree of Beta Sigma Phi, the Laureate degree, is conferred upon those members who have completed the Preceptor degree and progressed.
The master degree is the sixth and highest degree of Beta Sigma Phi.
Fellowship pledges pledged directly to an upper degree chapter (Exemplar, Preceptor, Laureate, Master) progress at the same rate as all other members. For example, a Fellowship pledge who joins an upper degree chapter experiences six months as a pledge and four years as a Ritual of Jewels degree member in the chapter, six years as an Exemplar, eight years as a Preceptor, ten years as a Laureate, and then she will be eligible to progress to the Master degree.
For questions about eligibility and progression, contact your Division Chairman at the following addresses or numbers:
Beta Sigma Phi International