Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most widely known academic honor society. The Society celebrates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.
The Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elects members and hosts an induction ceremony in April. Dr. Ben Withers was selected as the keynote speaker for the 2013 initiation.
To be elected into Phi Beta Kappa, students must meet our criteria which are explained on our membership requirements page. Students at the University of Kentucky may be nominated in three ways:
The Membership Chair screens UK academic records for potential nominees.
An advisor, professor, or other university member may nominate a student.
Students may self-nominate.
When in doubt, NOMINATE! Duplicate nominations are not a problem. The nomination period for induction in 2013 has closed.