Phi Beta Kappa, Zeta Chapter of Illinois
This national academic honor society recognizes scholarly achievement, character, integrity, and independence of mind.
To be eligible a student must have a minimum of 90 credits in liberal arts and sciences, have completed a major (or its equivalent) in a “liberal” discipline with at least 17 credits in upper-division courses, and be in the upper 20% of the graduating class.
Students meeting these minimums are carefully screened in their graduation year. About half of those eligible are elected by the chapter, upon recommendation of a screening committee. A detailed description of election conditions and procedures is available from the Dean’s Office.
Chapter President: Dr. Jason Koontz