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Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Texas

Phi Beta Kappa, established in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The chapter at The University of Texas was organized in 1904, as the first (Alpha) chapter in the state of Texas. The chapter elects undergraduates majoring in the liberal arts and sciences, who are inducted into the Society at a ceremony each May.

In addition, there is a student chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at The University of Texas, consisting of both undergraduates (elected by Alpha of Texas) and graduate and professional students (elected at their undergraduate institutions).

The Alpha of Texas chapter and the UT student chapter collaborate with the PBK Alumni Association of Greater Austin to provide scholarships and to promote the cause of liberal education.

Invitation Information

Invitations to students elected to Phi Beta Kappa, eligible for early or regular election are notified via email in late February or early March.

If you believe you should have received an invitation, please read the FAQ.