Lambda Beta Society

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The Lambda Beta Society
Founded 1986
Type Honor Society
Emphasis Respiratory care
Mission statement
To promote, recognize and honor scholarship, scholarly achievement, service, and character of respiratory students.
Motto life and breath
Chapters 100+
Headquarters 18000 West 105th Street
Olathe, Kansas
United States
Homepage Lambda Beta Society

Lambda Beta Society (ΛΒ) is a national honor society sponsored and maintained by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).[1] It is an honor society specifically recognizing undergraduate achievement in Respiratory Care related colleges. Lambda Beta Society was formed in 1986 and has over 100 chapters in the United States as of 2011. Membership requires the undergraduate student to be a student of respiratory care and be in the top 25 percentile of their class.[2]


The name was chosen to represent sustaining “life and breath”. Lambda (Λ) is the Greek letter “L”, and beta (Β) is the Greek letter “B”.[3]

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