Phi Beta Kappa elects 37 seniors
April 23, 2013
The Augustana Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has elected 37 senior students to membership.
The Augustana Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has elected 37 senior students to membership. This national academic honor society recognizes scholarly achievement, character, integrity, and independence of mind. Augustana's chapter, Zeta of Illinois, was established in 1950. Members are elected by faculty. Election is less a reward for past success than a recognition of exceptional promise for future growth and achievement.
Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 and celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. It has more than half a million members and chapters at 283 American colleges and universities. Invitation to membership is a reflection of outstanding achievement. Only about 10 percent of the nation's institutions of higher learning have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and only about 10 percent of the arts and sciences graduates of these institutions are selected for Phi Beta Kappa membership.
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