Re: How do you display user roles in BuddyPress public profiles?
I’m no guru, so I hope someone else comes along to help more. However, what Justin indicated in his post should work for BP just like WP. In fact the “role” is created in WP through Members Plugin anyway.
I would play with echoing the member role name (assuming you’ve assigned one). Once that is echoed, you should be able to use a function based off the thread to assign a ‘$role’.’.png’ file for the icon. It shouldn’t matter that it’s the profile page unless there is a loop problem with that page.
If you have an appropriate development environment, Justin will probably help you get the Members plugin to echo the role on a WP page , but he’s not a BP guru, so you may be back here for the second step.