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


Spring Semester

  • Business Meeting: March 20, 2024 from 5-6 p.m.
  • Initiation: April 9, 2024 from 5-6 p.m. (Tahoma room)
  • Commencement Luncheon with Trustees: May 3, 2024 (Upper Marshall Hall)