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Phi Beta Kappa

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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. The 2014 ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the President's Room of the Singletary Center for the Arts. Dr. Susan Carvalho, UK Associate Provost for International Programs, is the keynote speaker.

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:

  1. The Membership Chair screens UK academic records for potential nominees.

  2. An advisor, professor, or other university member may nominate a student.

  3. Students may self-nominate.

When in doubt, NOMINATE! Duplicate nominations are not a problem. The nomination period for the 2014 induction has closed.