This year’s Initiation Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 2:00-3:00pm in Pacific Ballroom, Student Center. Family and friends are welcome to attend this important event (no tickets required). After the ceremony there will be a reception for new members, visitors, faculty and staff.
On the day of the Ceremony, new members should check in beginning at 1:00pm and take their seats no later than 1:40pm. Please arrive early to avoid long lines. At check-in you will receive your seating card, Phi Beta Kappa Handbook, and the Key Collection order form. You will have the opportunity to purchase the Phi Beta Kappa cord for the cash discount of $12.00 or purchase it on credit for $12.50.
Howard Gillman became the sixth chancellor of the University of California, Irvine in September 2014. He is an award-winning scholar and teacher with an expertise in the American Constitution and the Supreme Court, and holds faculty appointments in the School of Law, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, and the Department of Criminology, Law and Society.
Under Chancellor Gillman’s leadership, UCI has accelerated its ascendency among globally preeminent research universities. It has been ranked in the top 10 of all public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report; furthered its national leadership in sustainability; solidified its status as a “first choice” school for undergraduates by receiving more than 116,000 freshman and transfer applications for fall 2018; received special recognition for advancing student success and promoting social mobility; fostered regional economic development through UCI Applied Innovation; and expanded its capacity to improve lives in our region and around the world.
A native of Southern California, Chancellor Gillman grew up in North Hollywood and was a first-generation college student. He earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in political science at UCLA.
At an appointed time, you will be asked to walk up to the stage and have your name announced. After you cross the stage, you will be given your official Phi Beta Kappa Certificate of Membership, sign the Roll Book, and then return to your seat. We ask that new members wear appropriate “business casual” attire for the event.
New members who are unable to attend the Initiation Ceremony may pick up their Phi Beta Kappa Certificates starting Monday, June 17, 2019 in 193 Science Library, in the Center of Writing & Communication between 9:00am and 4:00pm. For additional information or questions, please contact the Chapter Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.