Congratulations to our Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Phi Beta Kappa inductees: Max Kremer, Giovani Leone, Boyuan Li, Weston Murdock, Jeshurun Luke, Ravi Pitelka, Megan Pramojaney, and Nick Walton!
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, inducted 236 UNC-CH students as new members. Less than 1% of all college students qualify for acceptance. Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country include 17 American presidents, 42 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, more than 150 Nobel Laureates, and numerous artistic, intellectual, and political leaders.
Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in college and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements.
A student who has completed 75 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a GPA of 3.85 or better on a 4-point scale is eligible for membership. Also eligible is any student who has completed 105 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a 3.75 GPA. Grades earned at other universities are not considered.
Phi Beta Kappa has 290 chapters nationwide. UNC-CH’s chapter, Alpha of North Carolina, was founded in 1904 and is the oldest of seven chapters in the state. Each year Phi Beta Kappa chapters and alumni associations across the country raise and distribute more than $1 million in awards, scholarships, and prizes benefiting high schools and college students.