Pushing for a new honors society chapter
Five representatives from the Phi Beta Kappa Society will visit the University from Wednesday through Friday to determine campus “readiness” to house one of its chapters.
President and Chancellor Renu Khator said she looks forward to presenting the reinvigorated Tier One face to the chapter’s representative in the hopes of hosting a new honors society chapter, which would increase involvement in Greek life.
“The quality of our undergraduate programs, especially in the core arts and sciences, is an indispensable component of our progress,” Khator said, “and a vibrant Phi Beta Kappa chapter here would promote activities to enhance student success and highlight our commitment to undergraduate excellence.”
The process of being awarded a chapter will conclude next year.
PBK Society is the oldest honor society in America and was founded in 1776. According to its site, only about 10 percent of higher learning institutions have chapters.