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) Submit the one-time fee payment by selecting the Wiscard option in the acceptance form or submitting a check or cashier’s check (sorry, we are unable to accept credit or debit card). Make sure to confirm your acceptance in the form.
Students receiving partial membership fee scholarships must submit a check (Wiscard option not available) for the balance due after the grant is applied.
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 Monday, March 10, 2023.
The Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. A reception will follow the induction ceremony. Inductees may invite guests for the in-person ceremony. Parents, family, and friends of new members are invited to honor the inductees at the ceremony. Inductees should arrive at the area outside Varsity Hall at 3:30 p.m. to check-in and line up for the ceremony.
The event will also be live-streamed and inductees can enter the email addresses of guests (into the registration form) who prefer to watch the ceremony on-line.
Reminders will be sent with event details in the spring term.
The deadline to RSVP for the ceremony and reception is Friday, March 31, 2023. 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.
Checks 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, honor cords, 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 293 college and university campuses.