Congratulations on your election as a candidate for membership in Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society! It is an earned honor and speaks to your intellectual integrity and broad range of academic interests. Your academic record was reviewed by faculty for excellence in the liberal arts according to PBK stipulations.
To accept the invitation to membership:
1) Please click on the link to the qualtrics acceptance form that is linked in the invitation letter sent by Dean Eric Wilcots, Dean of Letters & Science and complete the requested fields.
2) Complete the induction ceremony form which will be emailed to invited members in January 2021.
3) If you did not select the Wiscard payment option mail in your check with the one time membership fee.
The Wiscard payment will be deducted from student accounts on 1/15, 2/15, and 3/15 – depending on when the acceptance form is completed.
Wiscards must be valid and have a minimum balance equal to the fee.
Students receiving partial membership fee scholarships cannot pay using Wiscard but must mailing a check for the balance.
To ensure that all arrangements are made prior to the induction ceremony, it is important that you notify us of your decision no later than Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
The Phi Beta Kappa virtual ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Parents, family, and friends of new members are invited to honor the inductees at the virtual ceremony.
The virtual ceremony will take place from 4:00- 5:00 p.m. There will be more details and registration coming later for this event.
The deadline to RSVP for the virtual ceremony is Friday, March 26, 2021. The ceremony is a celebration of your academic success, and we encourage you and your guests to attend. Attendance is strongly advised. This ceremony conveys the honor and meaning of Phi Beta Kappa’s purpose.
If you did not select the Wiscard option please send a CHECK OR CASHIER’S CHECK ONLY for the one-time membership fee of $120.00. It should be made payable to Phi Beta Kappa, and either be mailed or delivered to:
Phi Beta Kappa/L&S SAA
Bradley Memorial Bldg; Room 207
1225 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Membership in Phi Beta Kappa should not be forfeited because of financial hardship.
If the membership fee is a difficulty, scholarships are available. Complete the financial assistance section of the on-line membership form, Scholarships are given each year to offset the expense of membership when requested. A brief description outlining challenging circumstances is required.
Phi Beta Kappa key and jewelry information is posted on this site: http://www.pbkkey.com/mm5/merchant.mvc. Payment for keys is separate from the membership fee.
As part of your membership in Phi Beta Kappa, you will receive a certificate suitable for framing; a one-year subscription to The Key Reporter, the Phi Beta Kappa newsletter; and life-long recognition of your scholarly achievement. Unlike other honor societies there are no future dues to pay for continued membership. In addition, Phi Beta Kappa members are eligible to join in the activities of nearly 50 Phi Beta Kappa associations in cities across the country and to participate in the work of chapters on more than 290 college and university campuses.