ASBMB Honor Society


The ASBMB Honor Society (ΧΩΛ) recognizes exceptional undergraduate juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in the molecular life sciences at colleges or universities that are actively engaged with their ASBMB Student Chapters. Students are recognized for a combination of their scholarly achievement, research accomplishments, ASBMB accomplishments and outreach activities.  

2019 Honor Society Inductees
2019 ASBMB Honor Society inductees  

Application deadline
January 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST. 


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Nomination Process
To be eligible, undergraduate nominees must fulfill all of the following requirements: 

  • Nominee must be an active member of the ASBMB Student Chapters.  
  • Nominee must be a junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.  
  • Nominee must demonstrate exceptional achievement in academics, undergraduate research and science outreach.  


Nomination materials may be submitted by either a faculty member of the ASBMB or by the student member using the online system. Nomination materials must include:                                                                                              

  • A completed ASBMB Honor Society application form  
  • A copy of an official or unofficial transcript indicating science courses taken and overall GPA
  • *NEW* Two completed ASBMB Honor Society reference forms. These reference forms will replace the recommendation letters used in the past and should be completed by two faculty that together are knowledgeable about the applicant's research, ASBMB Student Chapters involvement, and outreach activities. These forms can be submitted with the application by uploading OR by email directly to

Election into the Honor Society
Upon election into ΧΩΛ, the ASBMB will request a high resolution photo with a complete photo consent form and a short biography from the student for publication on the ASBMB website. The student also will be recognized during the ASBMB Exemplary Contributions to Education award lecture at the  ASBMB annual meeting. Those unable to attend the annual meeting will be sent an official certificate and ΧΩΛ lapel pin. 

Honor Society Graduation Cords
Honor Society inductees may purchase graduation cords from the ASBMB for $10. To order a cord, please complete this order form.