Phi Beta Kappa

Alpha Chapter

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.  Only 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and these chapters select only the top 10 percent of their graduates to join, making Phi Beta Kappa membership one of the most prestigious honors a student can receive.
The Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elects members and hosts an induction ceremony in the Spring semester.
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!