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: "From the Eye of the Storm: Perspectives on Climate Change"
Barry Goldstein, Professor of Geology
October 4, 2016, 5-6 p.m., Trimble Forum

Spring Semester

March 6-7, 2017 Patricia Wright, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, Stony Brook University
Public Lecture: "Back from the Brink of Extinction: Saving Lemurs in Madagascar"
Monday, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Rotunda

March 22, 2017, 5 - 6 p.m.—Election of New Members & Business Meeting, University Club

April 19, 2017, 5 - 6 p.m.—Initiation Ceremony, President’s House

May 12, 2017, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.—Commencement Luncheon with Trustees