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 you were sent in the invitation letter sent by Dean Eric Wilcots, Interim Dean of Letters & Science and complete the requested fields.
2) Complete the induction ceremony and banquet form.
3) Mail in your check with the membership fee.*
4) You can add guests for the into the membership fee check or pay separately.
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 2, 2020.
The Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony and banquet will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020. As a new member, you are invited to the banquet as a guest of the society. Parents, family, and friends of new members are invited to honor the inductees at the ceremony and the banquet.
The induction ceremony will take place at 4:00 p.m. at Union South, Varsity Hall, 1308 W Dayton St. Inductees are asked to gather at 3:30 p.m. in the hallway outside the hall in order to receive instructions about the format of the induction ceremony. Dress is business casual. After the induction ceremony, we will proceed with a reception where there will be a cash bar at 5:00 p.m., followed by a banquet honoring inductees at 5:30 p.m.
Banquet reservations for guests of inductees should be received by Monday, April 6, 2020 by coming to room 420 South Hall or by mailing a check or money order for $30 per guest. The dinner cost for guests of inductees is $30.00. Phi Beta Kappa members on the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and in the Madison-area community will be in attendance. The induction and banquet are festive celebrations 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.
Please send a CHECK OR CASHIER’S CHECK ONLY for the one-time membership fee of $125.00, and dinner reservations for guests ($30 each) 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.