Initiation 2018 and Certificates

The Initiation ceremony will be held on May 3, 2018 at 5:o0 p.m. in the Maude Fife Room, Wheeler Hall. The speaker will be University Librarian Jeffrey MacKie-Mason. Your certificate will be available at the Initiation. Click on Initiation for more information.

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.) or at these times:

Friday, May 4, 10:oo a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Friday, May 11, 10:oo a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Spring Invitations: Invitations based on Fall Semester grades were emailed March 20. Congratulations to all. We look forward to you becoming a member!


The 2018 Graduate Fellowship Application portal has closed.  Decisions will be announced in April. The 2019 applications will be available on Tango  (select “Phi Beta Kappa Fellowship” and then the 2019 cycle) in November 2018.

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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