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

  • The Spring General Membership Meeting is Thursday, March 1 from 5-6pm, in the MHRA Building Faculty Lounge (room 3501). We will have snacks along with a wine tasting by PBK member Dr. John Nowlin.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Price Fishback will be visiting March 15-16, 2018. Dr. Fishback (the Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona) will give a public lecture entitled "WAR! What is it good for?” on Thursday, March 15, at 5:30 pm in the School of Education Building, room 120. More information is available at https://bryan.uncg.edu/event/war/.
  • PBK's 2018 initiation ceremonyfor new members will take place on April 11. Dr. Ronald Crutcher, president of the University of Richmond, will deliver the keynote address entitled "From the Nest Egg to the Frying Pan: Beethoven and the Schuppanzigh Quartet." More information is available here.
  • Reminder: Please pay annual membership dues to Dora Gicheva.