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.
Welcome new Phi Beta Kappa initiates! Your membership in this prestigious honors society is a testament to your hard work and achievements. You have earned your place alongside a highly accomplished set of peers, and Phi Beta Kappa will be enriched by your presence. Congratulations on achieving this honor and I wish you the very best in your future endeavors.
PBK President Dr. Susan Bibler Coutin
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