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Phi Beta Kappa
Delta of Washington

Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most selective undergraduate honor society in the United States, was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Society takes its name from the initial letters (ΦBK) of its Greek motto, Philosophia Biou Kubernetes, “Love of wisdom, the guide of life.”

The Phi Beta Kappa Society granted a chapter to the ΦBK members of the University of Puget Sound faculty and staff in 1986. As the fourth college in Washington to be granted a ΦBK chapter, our chapter takes its name from the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, Delta or Δ.

Elected Students
Fall Semester
October 27, 2009, 4:30-5:30pm—Magee Address: Alan Thorndike, Thompson 175
Magee Lecture or Visiting Scholar Lecture

Spring Semester

March 2010—Election of New Members Meeting, Faculty Club

April 22, 2010 5:00-6:00pm—Initiation Ceremony, President’s House

April 2010—Business Meeting, Faculty Club

AprilAnnual Dues Collection

May 14, 2010, 12:00-1:30pm—Commencement Luncheon with Trustees, Wyatt Entrance

Copyright © 2009 Last update: August 2009
Amy E. Ryken