Phi Beta Kappa

Iota of New York

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the University of Rochester’s chapter of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa invites for induction the most outstanding students at America’s 

leading colleges and universities. The society champions the liberal arts—the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences—in higher education and in society at large. To learn more, please click on the links at left.


2016 Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony

The induction of new members to Phi Beta Kappa was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at noon in Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchinson Hall; the keynote speaker was Professor Jeffrey Tucker (map available here).

A list of the UR's most recent initiates is available online—both the class of 2016 (seniors) and the class of 2017 (juniors).

Comments and questions are welcome.

Φιλοσοφία Βίου Κυβερνήτης

Philosophia Biou Cybernētēs

Love of learning is the guide of life.