82 students from the University at Buffalo, including 72 students from the College, are being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, a respected national academic honor society.
Phi Beta Kappa is widely considered the most prestigious academic honor that an American undergraduate can receive and is a testament to a student’s exceptional achievement in the liberal arts and sciences at UB. According to Phi Beta Kappa, the organization is “uniquely equipped to advocate for the value and benefits of liberal arts and sciences education."
Students are nominated to join the society by a selection committee under rigorous guidelines. In addition to being an undergraduate in a liberal arts major, students must also have completed at least 90 hours of coursework and possess a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher; have demonstrated intermediate proficiency in a foreign language; and have pursued a variety of courses indicating breadth and depth in the liberal arts.
Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has granted chapters to only 10% of colleges and universities in the United States. Membership is touted as a mark of distinction recognized by graduate schools and employers throughout the country. Inducted students join a cast of famous members including numerous U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, and Nobel Laureates, as well as such well-known names as Amanda Gorman, Peyton Manning, Jeff Bezos, and Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Learn more about Phi Beta Kappa at the University at Buffalo.