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.
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.
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.
Though you may have been asked to join other honor societies, discover why Phi Beta Kappa is the most prestigious.
Discover the rich history of the oldest, best-known, and most prestigious of all undergraduate academic honor societies.
The UCI PBK Office is located on the fifth floor of the Science Library in the Student Excellence Center.
PBK Member Spotlight:
In my junior year of high school, I wrote a paper about gerrymandering that really opened my eyes about the importance of the issue for ensuring fair representation. After an initial unsuccessful foray into local redistricting during my senior year of high school, I took a political science course with Dr. Grofman and met Dr. Cervas, Dr. Grofman’s graduate student research assistant at the time.
2022-23 Events Sneak Peek
PBK Vice President
PBK Secretary (TBD)