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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 Wednesday, February 27 4:00 - 5:00 pm in MHRA Building Faculty Lounge, room 3501. Refreshments included!
  • PBK's 2019 initiation ceremony for new members will take place on Monday, April 15 at 7:00 pm in the Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium. The guest speaker is Dr. Stan Meiburg, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Wake Forest University. The program is followed by a reception.
  • Reminder: Please pay annual membership dues to Dora Gicheva.
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