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  Phi Beta Kappa -- Penn State
Phi Beta Kappa keys, which are available in several sizes and styles, may be obtained by application to the Phi Beta Kappa Society or to the chapter secretary.
The Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professorship carries a stipend of $6,000 and is awarded annually to a philosopher on the faculty of an institution with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
Phi Beta Kappa was instrumental a generation ago in creating the National Faculty, now an Atlanta-based organization devoted to fostering the professional development of teachers at all levels of public education.
www.clubs.psu.edu /PhiBetaKappa/ben.htm   (1551 words)

  
  Phi Beta Kappa Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an academic honor society with the mission of "fostering and recognizing excellence" in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences.
While Phi Beta Kappa developed the distinctive characteristics of Greek-letter fraternities, it was left to other students to fill the natural human need for fellowship with kindred students by extension of fraternity to a social context.
For example, Alpha of Pennsylvania refers to the chapter at Dickinson College (1887); Beta of Pennsylvania at Lehigh University (1887); Gamma of Pennsylvania at Lafayette College (1890); and Delta of Pennsylvania at the University of Pennsylvania (1892).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Phi_Beta_Kappa_Society   (1451 words)

  
 Cornell College: Phi Beta Kappa Society
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization, was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
It was the first society to have a Greek letter name, and in its initial period at William and Mary it introduced the essential characteristics of such societies: an oath of secrecy (discarded in 1831), a badge, mottoes in Latin and Greek, a code of laws, and an elaborate form of initiation.
Phi Beta Kappa chapters are granted to the Phi Beta Kappa members of the faculty and administration of the sheltering institution.
www.cornellcollege.edu /phi_beta_kappa/index.new.header.html   (549 words)

  
 Phi Beta Kappa Alpha of Vermont   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious honorary society in America, with chapters currently associated with 270 of the foremost institutions of higher education in the United States.
Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Vermont
Also recently disappeared from the room was a plaster cast in miniature of the frieze of the Parthenon, loaned to the Phi Beta Kappa chapter by Wheeler family members in 1943 for display in an appropriate University setting.
www.uvm.edu /~phibeta   (194 words)

  
 A&S Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa is the symbol of such a faith.
The Phi Beta Kappa Society was organized at William and Mary College in 1776.
The chief function of the local chapters of the society is to confer distinction upon the graduates of the colleges who merit it by the superiority of their scholastic attainments and services.
www.as.wvu.edu /New_Folder/bettakappa.html   (369 words)

  
 The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization, was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
It was the first society to have a Greek letter name, and in its initial period at William and Mary it introduced the essential characteristics of such societies - an oath of secrecy (discarded in 1831), a badge, mottoes in Latin and Greek, a code of laws, and an elaborate form of initiation.
Originally Phi Beta Kappa had been a society of congenial spirits, similar in its basis of membership to the present-day fraternity, and in the character of its meetings to a debating or literary club.
www.umaine.edu /pbk/pbkhistory.htm   (1027 words)

  
 Phi Beta Kappa - SourceWatch
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and largest academic honor society, was founded on Dec. 5, 1776, by five students at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. It was the first society to have a Greek letter name.
And in its early years it introduced the essential characteristics of such societies: an oath of secrecy (discarded in 1831), a badge, mottoes in Latin and Greek, a code of laws, and an elaborate initiation ritual.
The original Phi Beta Kappa Society was active for only four years because the approach of the British Army under General Cornwallis forced the college to close.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Phi_Beta_Kappa   (825 words)

  
 Chapter Constitution - Phi Beta Kappa of Western Michigan University
This Society is a constituent member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, an unincorporated organization (hereinafter, "Phi Beta Kappa Society"), or its successor-in-interest, and shall be known as the Theta of Michigan Chapter or as the Western Michigan University Chapter.
The purpose of Phi Beta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship, friendship, and cultural interests, and to support excellence and integrity in the pursuit of the arts and sciences.
Members of Phi Beta Kappa who are, or who become, members of the faculty or staff of the institution shall thereby become resident members of this Chapter with full privileges in the conduct of its affairs.
www.wmich.edu /pbk/constitution.htm   (1135 words)

  
 Phi Beta Kappa
The purpose of Phi Beta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship, friendship, and cultural interests, and to support excellence and integrity in the pursuit of the liberal arts and sciences.
The symbol of Phi Beta Kappa is the key, inscribed with the letters S P, the Greek letters Phi Beta Kappa, a pointing finger, three stars, and the date of founding, December 5, 1776.
Phi Beta Kappa was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776.
www.ncsu.edu /phi_beta_kappa   (1099 words)

  
 USC Phi Beta Kappa
Establishment of New England branches at Yale in 1780 and at Harvard in 1781 ensured the perpetuation and propagation of the society.
The University of South Carolina chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of South Carolina, was installed by the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa on April 8, 1926.
The original organization at William and Mary was a secret society, and the oath transmitted to the first six branches contained a promise to "preserve inviolate the secrets of the same." In the 1830's most of the branches followed the lead of the Alpha Chapter of Massachusetts and repealed the injunction of secrecy.
www.sc.edu /pbk/history.html   (545 words)

  
 PHI BETA KAPPA
In 1926, the 150th anniversary of the society's birth was made the occasion for raising an endowment fund and for exploring ways of encouraging scholarship in the educational institutions of this country.
It bears, on the obverse, the Greek letters, Phi Beta Kappa, the initials of the words Philosophia Biou Kubernetes, meaning ``The love of wisdom is the helmsman of life.'' In the upper left corner, three stars symbolize the aims of the society; Friendship, Morality and Literature.
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest liberal arts honor society in the United States (founded in 1776), and set the pattern for many other honor societies.
www.math.binghamton.edu /alex/phibetakappa.html   (2296 words)

  
 Roanoke College - Phi Beta Kappa Chapter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization.
The Phi Beta Kappa keyholders at the College are to be commended for pursuing and receiving a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter.
Phi Beta Kappa was founded at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg in 1776.
www.roanoke.edu /pbk.htm   (547 words)

  
 Holy Cross | About Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and the most prestigious national academic honor society in America.
The distinctive emblem of the society, a golden key, is widely recognized as a symbol of academic distinction.
It was the first American society to have a Greek letter name, and in its initial period at William and Mary it introduced the essential characteristics of such societies: an oath of secrecy, a badge, mottoes in Latin and Greek, a code of laws, an elaborate form of initiation, a seal, and a special handclasp.
www.holycross.edu /departments/phibetakappa/about.htm   (151 words)

  
 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society - Upsilon Of New York Chapter - Manhattan College
The installation of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Manhattan College in 1971 was an achievement of importance to the entire college.
When Brother Garavaglia joined the Manhattan faculty in 1952, he was the first Phi Beta Kappa from Catholic University on the staff but he was soon joined by Brother Charles Reutemann in 1953 and Brother Luke Salm in 1955.
In 1959, Brother Reutemann organized Manhattan's Phi Beta Kappa faculty members, comprising six brothers and two laymen, to begin the arduous process of applying for a chapter of the oldest and most prestigious honor society in the United States.
www.manhattan.edu /academics/arts/phi_beta_kappa.shtml   (275 words)

  
 Home Page:  Beta of Kansas Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society
Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
Since its founding in Virginia in 1776, the Society has fostered and recognized excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, and its gold key is widely recognized as a symbol of academic distinction.
Students elected to Phi Beta Kappa have shown themselves devoted to intellectual pursuits and to the objectives of a liberal education: not merely knowledge but also breadth of interest, depth of understanding, and respect for a diversity of informed opinion.
www.k-state.edu /pbk   (183 words)

  
 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Oklahoma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest scholastic honor society, was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary.
Since then, Phi Beta Kappa has evolved to become the nation's leading advocate for the liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level.
The Society's emblem, a golden key, is widely recognized as a symbol of academic achievement.
www.ou.edu /pbk   (172 words)

  
 Sigma Chi/Brief History of Fraternities/Phi Beta Kappa
The principles of Phi Beta Kappa were "Fraternity, Morality, and Literature." A badge was designed in the shape of a square; a secret handshake was devised; a secret ritual, including an obligation, was written; a motto---"Philosophy is the guide of life"---was patterned after the name of the fraternity: Phi Beta Kappa.
Although the concept of Phi Beta Kappa was not unique, it developed uniqueness because it became "highly selective, it was secret, and [later] it initiated a pattern of sister branches within and without the state." At first the only secrets were the mysterious letters used on the badge.
Phi Beta Kappa "was intended to form a philosophical club, whose purpose should go far beyond the narrow range of the college studies of those days, and should include not only the wide range of what was then called `philosophy,' but the consideration, at the same time, of political questions.
www.shsu.edu /~eng_wpf/frat_hist.html   (2642 words)

  
 Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society At Santa Clara University
It was founded at the College of William and Mary on December 5, 1776, a date shown on the widely recognized Phi Beta Kappa key, the symbol of membership.
Although the primary purpose of the Phi Beta Kappa Society is to recognize and honor graduating seniors (and a few very select juniors) at America's best colleges and universities, the Society provides to members a number of opportunities after graduation for enhancing their intellectual and social lives.
Nationally, the Society sponsors the Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship in French and Greek Classics, the Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professorship in Philosophy, the Sidney Hook Lectureship, and a number of awards for distinguished books: the Christian Gauss Award, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, and the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.
www.scu.edu /pbk   (640 words)

  
 Phi Beta Kappa -- History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society.
While national guidelines recommend that no more than ten percent of the graduating class be elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the Alpha Chapter of Wisconsin (so named because this campus was granted the first charter in the state) traditionally invites no more than three or four percent of the University's bachelor's degree candidates to join.
In addition to being the oldest academic honor society in the country, Phi Beta Kappa is also the most well-known.
www.lssaa.wisc.edu /pbk/faq.shtml   (720 words)

  
 Phi Beta Kappa -- History
It was the first society to have a Greek letter name, and in its initial period at William and Mary it introduced the essential characteristics of such societies--an oath of secrecy, a badge, mottoes in Latin and Greek, a code of laws, an elaborate form of initiation, a seal, and a special handclasp.
The original Phi Beta Kappa Society at William and Mary had an active life of only four years, ending when the approach of Cornwallis's army forced the college to close its doors.
In these early years of the Society, in addition to student members, a few men from earlier classes were elected to alumni membership, and beginning at Yale in 1790 and at Harvard in 1813, still others were elected to honorary membership.
www.clubs.psu.edu /PhiBetaKappa/hist.html   (1413 words)

  
 Phi Beta Kappa
UCSB hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and top students are eligible for election into this society, typically in their senior year.
The aim of Phi Beta Kappa is to recognize academic excellence and "intellectual curiosity" in liberal studies, and membership is by invitation only.
Students in the biology departments who are interested in being elected to Phi Beta Kappa should note that among the criteria used are demonstration of mastery of a foreign language; this usually requires at least one quarter of University-level language.
www.lifesci.ucsb.edu /undergrad/honors/phi_beta_kappa/phi_beta_kappa.html   (231 words)

  
 Whitman College Phi Beta Kappa
For more than 200 years, the Society has pursued its mission of fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, and its distinctive emblem, a golden key, is widely recognized as a symbol of academic distinction.
The original Phi Beta Kappa Society at William and Mary had an active life of only four years, ending when the approach of Cornwallis' army forced the college to close its doors.
In addition to the election of new members, Whitman's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, with generous assistance from the President's office, hosts a luncheon with a guest speaker each year during Commencement weekend honoring new members and their families.
www.whitman.edu /astronomy/pbk/pbk.html   (380 words)

  
 University of Maryland - Phi Beta Kappa
Organized in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely respected academic honorary society in the United States.
Students with such a foreign language background who wish to be considered for admission to Phi Beta Kappa should notify the Phi Beta Kappa office (2226H Benjamin) in writing and provide the appropriate documentation (an official high school transcript) prior to the month of consideration.
The judgement of the resident faculty members of Phi Beta Kappa on the quality, depth, and breadth of the student's record is the deciding factor in every case.
www.ugst.umd.edu /pbk.html   (884 words)

  
 University of Kentucky | Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Phi Beta Kappa (http://www.pbk.org) was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary.
The national office is responsible for running the daily operations of the Society, including relations with the chapter and associations, maintaining membership data and the planning and administration or programs that promote the mission of Phi Beta Kappa.
Phi Beta Kappa associations exist in many areas of the United States and membership is open to anyone elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
www.uky.edu /Provost/ChellgrenCenter/PBK/history.htm   (290 words)

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