The next Initiation ceremony will be held in on May 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Maude Fife Room, Wheeler Hall. The speaker will be Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science Kinch Hoekstra. Friends and family are invited to attend. For more information see the Initiation page.

Certificates will be distributed at the Initiation. If you cannot attend the Initiation, certificates will be available at the PBK Office (412 Evans) on  Friday, May 10 from 10am-2pm;Tuesday, May 14 from 9am-2pm; Wednesday, May 15 from 10am-2pm; and  during normal office hours (Tuesdays from 9am-2pm).

Spring Invitations: Invitations based on Fall Semester grades were emailed March 5. Congratulations to all. We look forward to you becoming a member!

The 2020 Graduate Fellowship Application will be available on Tango  in November (select “Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship” and then the 2020 cycle). The 2019 application cycle is closed. Applicants have been notified of decisions.

If you are not able to attend the Initiation, certificates are available for pick-up in the office (412 Evans) during normal office hours (Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

We are pleased to say that Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost Carol Christ’s remarks to the 2017 Initiates may be found here: Carol Christ Remarks.

PBK Writing Interns Wanted: The national office of The Phi Beta Kappa Society is seeking writing interns to help publicize the work of the Society and write stories about our alumni members. Applicants must be new members of Phi Beta Kappa to be considered for this position. Each intern receives a $1,000 stipend. Five publishable articles are required to complete the internship program. For more information:


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