ICYMI: Phi Beta Kappa installs chapter at UH
March 7, 2016
After a three-year application and evaluation process, the Mu of Texas Phi Beta Kappa Society chapter was installed at UH Friday evening, making it the 284th chapter at a college or university in the United States. The ceremony filled the Moores Opera House at the Moores School of Music.
Eighty-one students were selected by a UH Phi Beta Kappa faculty member and inducted at the ceremony. Prospective inductees are typically seniors who rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class and have completed a broad range of liberal arts and sciences coursework, including foreign language study and mathematics. On special occasions, juniors are selected among these inductees as long as they meet Phi Beta Kappa’s requirements.
President-elect of the UH Phi Beta Kappa chapter and Dean of the Honors College William Monroe stands during the induction ceremony. | Photo by Kyrie Bouressa
Phi Beta Kappa Secretary John Churchill assists in installing the Mu of Texas chapter at the University. | Photo by Kyrie Bouressa
Eighty-one students from a variety of academic backgrounds were inducted into the new chapter. | Photo by Kyrie Bouressa
One by one, students shook President Renu Khator’s hand as they accepted their honors.| Photo by Kyrie Bouressa
Students also took photos with Khator to memorialize the chapter’s first ceremony at UH. | Photo by Kyrie Bouressa
Finally, students signed the chapter’s book, finalizing each student’s acceptance into Phi Beta Kappa. | Photo by Kyrie Bouressa
Andrew Davis, director of the Moores School of Music, was one of the few faculty selected to be part of the Mu of Texas chapter. | Photo by Kyrie Bouressa
Phi Beta Kappa President Catherine White Berheide assisted in installing its 284th chapter at the University of Houston. | Photo by Kyrie Bouressa