Please note: The PBK Office is now open. Office hours are Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Summer Invitations: Invitations based on 2022 Spring Semester grades will be emailed in July. We look forward to you becoming a member!

Our next Initiation Ceremony will take place in early May 2023. At this ceremony, we will induct the new members elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Chapter Alpha of California in 2023 and honor the 2023 Graduate Fellowship recipients from PBKNCA and Alpha of California.

Remarks to Initiates at several previous Initiation Ceremonies may be viewed online:

2021 Prof. R. Jay Wallace Remarks

2019 Prof. Kinch Hoekstra Remarks

2017 Chancellor Carol Christ Remarks

2016 Prof. Panayiotis Papadopoulos Remarks

The 2022 Graduate Fellowship Application is now closed. The Fellowship  is usually given to those in the final stages of writing a dissertation and is open to UC Berkeley doctoral students who are PBK members from any institution.  Applications were due by February 1, 2022. Decisions were announced in April 2022.  More information here.

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: PBK Writing Internship

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