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Phi Beta Kappa Society

Alpha Chapter of Virginia

Founded on December 5, 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious academic honor society. It has chapters at 286 colleges and universities in the United States, 50 regional alumni associations, and more than half a million members worldwide. Noteworthy members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 39 Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States and more than 130 Nobel Laureates. The mission of The Phi Beta Kappa Society is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, foster freedom of thought, and recognize academic excellence.

There are available opportunities for students through the national office of PBK, check them out here!

2021-2022 MEETING SCHEDULE

PBK Gold Key

Meetings are held virtually unless otherwise noted.

September 13 (Monday) 6:30 pm – Executive Committee
Agenda: Plans for the year, speakers, named scholarships, Winter / Spring inductions

September 21 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm – Stated Meeting
Agenda: Report on scholarship funds, plans for the year, upcoming initiatives

November 1 (Monday) 7:30 pm – Restricted Meeting (instructional and professional faculty)
Agenda: Selection of new student members-in-course, student respondent, and Ann Callahan Chappell Award winner.

December 10 (Friday) – WINTER INITIATION
4:30 pm Open House and Reception, Great Hall, Sir Christopher Wren Building
6:00 pm Initiation, Wren Chapel, Sir Christopher Wren Building
7:30 pm Dinner, TBD

February 7 (Monday) 6:30 pm – Executive Committee Meeting
Agenda: Planning for the spring semester

February 15 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm – Restricted Meeting (instructional and professional faculty)
Agenda: Selection of Faculty Awards

March 9 (Wednesday) – Awards Reception
Award for Excellence in Teaching, Award for Advancement of Scholarship, Departmental Award to a Student in honor of a retiring faculty member
7:00 pm Reception location TBD
7:30 pm Presentations

March 28 (Monday) 7:30 pm – Restricted Meeting (instructional and professional faculty)
Agenda: Selection of new student members-in-course, new faculty and alumni members, student respondent.  Recommendation for 2022-2023 PBK Visiting Scholar

April 12 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm Sherry, 5:30 pm Stated Meeting
Agenda: Election of Chapter officers, Lifelong Learner Award, and committee reports

May 20 (Friday) – SPRING INITIATION

 


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