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.
The ideal PBK member has demonstrated intellectual integrity, tolerance for other views, and a broad range of academic interests. Members are committed to the liberal arts and sciences, to freedom of inquiry and expression, and to the love of wisdom and knowledge for its own sake.
At UCI there are NO fees for membership! In order to remove all financial barriers to membership, your life-time membership fee is being paid for by UCI. However please note, your registration on the national PBK registration site, as instructed, is still required to validate your membership acceptance.
Welcome new Phi Beta Kappa initiates and returning campus members! As citizen-scholars who have achieved academic excellence, you have much to contribute to the healing and renewal of our communities, nation, and planet. I am proud to serve this year as President of the Mu Chapter of PBK. This year we aim to connect with our members around matters of moment and to increase the diversity of our ranks. We hope you will join us for the PBK Lecture by actor, director and writer Roger Guenveur Smith on May 5-6, 2021.
PBK President Dr. Julia Reinhard Lupton
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