Phi Beta Kappa Society

THE PHI BETA KAPPA SOCIETY is the oldest honor society in the United States for undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences. Established in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, the Society has played an important part in the intellectual history of the nation for more than two hundred years, and has counted among its members leading scholars, justices of the Supreme Court, business leaders and others. The Society publishes an academic journal, The American Scholar, which takes its name from the address delivered by Ralph Waldo Emerson to the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Harvard University on August 31, 1837.

The North Carolina Epsilon chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro early in 1934.

Looking for lost PBK's

Were you inducted into PBK? Do you live or work in the Greensboro area? If so, please send us an email so we can inform you of future events. Be sure to include information on when and where you were initiated!

Dates for Upcoming Events

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Price Fishback will be on campus March 15-16, 2018. Dr. Fishback is the Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona, where he was a recipient in 2016 of the Graduate Mentor and Teacher of the Year award. He focuses his work on Roosevelt’s New Deal and the Great Depression, housing booms and busts between 1920 and 1940, and the long-term effects of climate and government policy on agriculture. His books include Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Homeownership; Government and the American Economy: A New History; and A Prelude to the Welfare State: The Origins of Workers’ Compensation.
PBK's 2018 initiation ceremony for new members will take place on April 11. Dr. Ronald Crutcher, president of the University of Richmond, will deliver the keynote address.
Reminder: Please pay annual membership dues to Dora Gicheva.