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Membership Details


In order to become an official registered BMES member, you will need to follow the steps below:

BMES is now using a points system for all members, please see the BMES Membership Points System section below for information.

  • Subscribe to our mailing list here  to receive our weekly newsletter
  • Pay Dues
    • Become a national BMES member by registering online and paying the $30 annual membership fee at
    • Once all has been completed, please screenshot your receipt and complete the form found here.
    • Pay local fees for our UIC chapter. Local fees are $15 per student. See details on the form above to have these fees waived.
    • In the event that you are not able to pay fees at this time, we still welcome you as a member of our student org and hope you attend our events and participate in our initiatives. Please fill out the form above anyways while noting this. Thank you!
  • Attend events,  join our Discord, make friends, join You & Me in BME, and take advantage of all we have to offer!
  • Explore our website for relevant materials and our linktree for more action links:

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Feel free to contact our secretary with any inquires.

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  • General Rules

    1. Members will earn 1 point for every hour of BMES involvement including projects, volunteering, and otherwise selected events hosted by other organizations deemed relevant to BMES goals.
    2. Every GBM attended is 2 points
    3. Students who sign-up for an event and do not show will lose 1 point for every hour committed and not followed through.
  • Benefits of Official Membership

    • Resume rights (adding volunteer work, being a mentor, etc.)
    • Discounted conference registration
    • Ability to run for the UIC BMES board
    • Being considered a full BMES member by UIC and the National Society
    • Prizes –>
  • Prizes

    •  Each month, the member having earned the most points will receive recognition by the BMES board on social media as the Member of the Month.
    • Points will be taken into consideration when selection for involvement is necessary. For example, if seats are limited for an event, members who have earned more points will be prioritized.
    • At the end of the school year, Seniors with more or equal to 80% of all possible BMES points will receive graduation cords.
    • At the end of the school year, nongraduating students with more or equal to 80% of all possible BMES points will receive waived local registration fees for the next school year.
    • At the end of the Fall 2021 Semester, the member with the highest # points will win a free national BMES Membership and gift bag.

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  • UIC Chapter Become a BMES member by subscribing to our weekly mailing list and attend events that we have to offer. To become an official member, join through UIC Connection.

  • National Chapter Follow the instructions at the top of the page in order to become a National member of BMES.