UA Announces Inductees Into Phi Beta Kappa
The University of Alabama has inducted a new group of students into its chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Founded on December 5, 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation's most prestigious academic honor society. It has chapters at 286 colleges and universities in the United States, 50 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. UA's chapter was founded in 1851.
Students are elected to membership on the basis of outstanding academic achievement in the liberal arts and sciences.