2016 Initiation Ceremony
Date & Time:
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Ford Alumni Center Ballroom
1768 E. 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403
See this map for the location of the Ford Alumni Center.
1:30 Reception and refreshments
2:00 Welcome by chapter president
2:05 Address by President Michael Schill
2:10 History of Phi Beta Kappa and the key
2:20 Induction of new members-elect
- Members-elect receive honor cord, official handshake, and membership certificate
- Members sign the membership roll book
2:40 Keynote address by Professor Josh Snodgrass
Members-elect family and friends are welcome to attend the initiation ceremony (no ticket is needed). Initiates are seated alphabetically in a reserved section at the front. Your name will be attached to a chair in the reserved section. Guests must arrive early to ensure themselves of seats—and parking places on campus.
Caps and gowns are encouraged at our ceremony, but are not required. Appropriate attire is requested.
The Phi Beta Kappa key is a traditional mark of membership. New members may order a Phi Beta Kappa key or other jewelry with Hand & Hammer Silversmiths online at
If you accept your invitation to join Phi Beta Kappa and attend the ceremony, an honor cord in the traditional colors of Phi Beta Kappa will be bestowed upon you to wear throughout Commencement.
E-mail the chapter secretary, Michal Young, if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Alpha of Oregon Chapter acknowledges the generous financial support of the following sponsors:
Division of Undergraduate Studies
Office of the President
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Oregon Foundation
Office of the Registrar