Phi Beta Kappa, Delta of Washington

Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most selective undergraduate honor society in the United States, was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Society takes its name from the initial letters (ΦBK) of its Greek motto, Philosophia Biou Kubernetes, “Love of wisdom, the guide of life.”

The Phi Beta Kappa Society granted a chapter to the ΦBK members of the University of Puget Sound faculty and staff in 1986. As the fourth college in Washington to be granted a ΦBK chapter, our chapter takes its name from the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, Delta or Δ.

Fall Semester

Magee Address: The Dream of a Shared Curriculum
Sara Freeman ’95, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre Arts
Oct. 17, 2019, 5–6 p.m., Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall

Spring Semester

Initiation Ceremony

Informal Virtual Drop In Session

Tuesday, April 14 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

This gathering is a chance to hear more about the significance of this academic honor and ask any questions you might have about PBK. Contact Amy Ryken at for the Zoom Meeting link.