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.
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!
General Membership Meeting, March 1, 2016, 3:30, Joyner Room, EUC
Luncheon for New Initiates: Thursday, April 7 11:30-1:00 in “The Parlor”, 130 North Spencer Residence Hall.
Initiation Ceremony: Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 in the Auditorium of the Weatherspoon Art Museum. A reception will follow to honor new initiates. Guest speaker will be Dr. Timothy D. Johnston, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa, UNCG’s Epsilon Chapter of North Carolina. The topic of his speech will be “Why Books?”
Reminder: Please pay annual membership dues to Miriam Bradley.