Student Application Instructions

Please read this entire form before you begin. All applications must be complete including necessary attachments, written essays, and payment. 


  • Transcript (required).
  • Supplemental transcript documentation (if needed).
  • Photo if you would like to participate in the CBL voices campaign (optional).


Students must answer three short essay questions as part of the application process. Please type or copy/paste your responses into the designated fields below. Most students answer in one paragraph, but there is no character limit if you would like to write more.


Please pay your membership fee via our store before submitting this form. You will need to input your confirmation number below so we can link your payment & application together in our system. Applications submitted without payment will not be processed.

Membership Fees & Bundle Options

Chi Beta Lambda membership is for life, and there is only one level of membership. Each member will receive an induction package, including a letter of acceptance, a frameable certificate with an embossed Chi Beta Lambda seal, and a lapel pin. However, we do offer a few cost-saving options to accommodate students with different needs.

Membership $45

Induction materials are mailed to your home address.

Membership w/ Digital Documents $40

Acceptance letters & certificates are emailed in PDF format. We will mail your pin and certificate seal (i.e., foil sticker) to your home address in a small postcard-sized envelope. This print-at-home option is popular with alumni who do not intend to purchase regalia. We reduce the parcel cost and pass the savings along to you.

Membership w/ Graduation Bundle $105

Induction materials are mailed to your home address along with double honor cords, an embroidered graduation stole, and honor medal in the same package. Membership is $45, plus the graduation bundle would be $60 + $5.99 for shipping if purchased separately ($110.99 total). If we send everything in one box, we can eliminate the shipping fee for the merchandise.

Voices of CBL Campaign

As part of our mission of promoting excellence in CBL programs, Chi Beta Lambda is launching our Voices of CBL Campaign! Monthly, we will randomly select one of our members to showcase on our social media accounts and CBL Honors website. This feature will include a student’s first name, photo, degree level, and major, as well as excerpts from their short essay responses on this form. Only students who submit a photo will be eligible for our Voices of CBL Campaign. Students interested in participating without a photo may have their information featured as a testimonial on our social media accounts and CBL Honors website.

Photo Guidelines

Please attach an appropriate high resolution solo headshot (i.e., face in the center of the frame) with this application in .png or .jpg, format. Professional shots & graduation photos are preferred but not required. Chi Beta Lambda reserves the right to deny any photo content they deem inappropriate including selfies, filters, & group shots.

Terms & Conditions

Processing Time

Please allow 5-7 business days for application processing. We will contact you at the email address you provided once a decision has been rendered. Incomplete submissions will result in delays as we will need to request missing information.


Please feel free to contact us at with any questions before submitting your application.

Chi Beta Lambda Student Application


Academic Information

CBL Questionnaire & Short Essay

Voices of CBL Campaign

Payment Information