The Phi Beta Kappa Society Votes to Establish New Chapters at Providence College, Rollins College, and University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The Phi Beta Kappa Society votes to establish three new chapters at its 46th Triennial Council
WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2021 — The Phi Beta Kappa Society voted to establish three new chapters on August 5 at the meeting of its 46th Triennial Council. The Society awarded new chapters to Phi Beta Kappa faculty at Providence College, Providence, R.I.; Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla., and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.
The Triennial Council is the legislative body of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. The Council convenes every three years to carry out the business of the Society, including granting new chapters after a rigorous, multi-year application process administered by the Society’s Committee on Qualifications. That Committee makes recommendations for new chapters to the Phi Beta Kappa Senate, which in turn makes recommendations to the Council, which then votes to approve prospective chapters every three years.
The addition of these three new chapters will bring the total number of Phi Beta Kappa chapters at U.S. colleges and universities to 293 nationwide. The founding members of each new chapter will organize the official chapter installation and first induction ceremonies for new members at their institutions in the coming months.
“Campuses that shelter Phi Beta Kappa chapters reflect their deep and abiding commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, for today and on into the future,” said Secretary Frederick M. Lawrence, Phi Beta Kappa Secretary and CEO. “These institutions provide a challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum for the enrichment of their students, and we look forward to recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of these students. We are delighted to welcome Providence, Rollins, and UNC Charlotte into the Phi Beta Kappa family.”
Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. Phi Beta Kappa members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 42 U.S. Supreme Court Justices and more than 150 Nobel Laureates.
About The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Founded on Dec. 5, 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation's most prestigious academic honor society. It has chapters at 290 colleges and universities in the United States, nearly 50 alumni associations, and more than half a million members worldwide. Noteworthy members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 42 U.S. Supreme Court Justices and more than 150 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. For more information, visit www.pbk.org.