The Phi Beta Kappa 2015 Initiation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in the Ford Alumni Center Ballroom. Doors open at 1:00pm and the ceremony begins promptly at 2:00pm.
The Alpha of Oregon Chapter is honored to host keynote speaker Professor James Mohr, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History and Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Sciences. Professor Mohr earned election to the Alpha of Connecticut Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Yale College.
The chapter is also privileged to invite Board of Trustees Vice Chair, Ginevra Ralph ’83 MA ’85 to deliver opening remarks to the assembled members-elect, friends, family and honored guests. Ralph is a fellow member of our chapter.
Robert D. Clark Honors College Dean Terry Hunt, and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies Lisa Freinkel, will join the chapter officers as part of the platform party.
A free public talk by the Phi Beta Kappa of Oregon Chapter’s 2015 Visiting Scholar will be held in RM 123 Great Room, Global Scholars Hall, at the University of Oregon on Thursday 3/12 at 7:00pm. All campus and community members are welcome.
The photographs of the 2014 Alpha of Oregon Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony are available for free downloading at http://1drv.ms/1rdcKCG.
University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson and Phi Beta Kappan (Kappa of California Chapter, UC-Davis) addresses the 2013 members-elect
The Phi Beta Kappa Society honors students whose undergraduate academic records fulfill the objectives of a liberal arts education. These students have met our rigorous membership requirements and are automatically notified during their senior years if they qualify for induction at June Commencement.
Each year, six outstanding UO undergraduates are designated the Phi Beta Kappa Oregon Six. Their exceptional academic records combine extraordinary breadth and excellence in upper-division liberal arts courses with very high grade point averages.
Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Phi Beta Kappa Society is the oldest and most prestigious honorary society in the nation. Today its chapters number 276 as the society continues to pursue its mission of fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.
Alpha of Oregon became the first chapter in the state in 1923. Although three private schools in Oregon now have chapters, the University of Oregon still has the only Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the public Oregon University System.
For more information about the Alpha of Oregon Chapter please contact:
Kevin D. Hatfield, PhD