Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. It is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious national honors society. Only the most outstanding undergraduates at America’s leading colleges and universities who meet the Society’s rigorous and comprehensive standards are elected to membership each year.

Welcome Message

PBK Initiates,

To be selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa is an extraordinary accomplishment and on behalf of the entire UCI community let me just say that we extend to you our most heartfelt congratulations.

UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman

PBK Member

Through its long and distinguished history, dating back to the founding of the United States of America, PBK has stood for excellence in the arts, humanities, and sciences.  At UC Irvine, we endeavor to carry on this rich tradition by bringing scholars together and celebrating their work through our Fall Social, Visiting Scholar lectures, scholarships, and the new PBK Book Awards.  We look forward to your joining us at many of our events this coming year.

Ray Novaco, Professor of Psychological Sciences

2022-23 PBK Mu Chapter President

About

Though you may have been asked to join other honor societies, discover why Phi Beta Kappa is the most prestigious.

History

Discover the rich history of the oldest, best-known, and most prestigious of all undergraduate academic honor societies.

Contact Us

The UCI PBK Office is located on the fifth floor of the Science Library in the Student Excellence Center.

PBK Member Spotlight:

July 2022

Every teacher I’ve had in my life has taught me the value of being an educator who is kind, steadfast, and firm in their values and morals.

Vian Nguyen

2021 PBK Inductee

2022-23 Events Sneak Peek

PBK Fall Book Award Ceremony

Nov. 3rd, 2022. 4 – 5:30PM.

This event is INVITE ONLY.

2023 Visiting Scholar: Mark Hayward

Coming Spring 2023!

PBK Induction Ceremony

Coming Spring 2023!

Mu Chapter Executive Board

Meet the Phi Beta Kappa Mu Chapter’s executive board members

PBK President

PBK Vice President

PBK Secretary (TBD)

PBK Historian

PBK Treasurer