Fall Chapter Meeting
3:00 PM, Monday, October 1, 2012
PBK Offices (Holden Hall 205)
70 Students Inducted into 2012 Class
4:00 PM, Thursday, April 26, 2012
Lanier Center, TTU School of Law
Click here to read about the ceremony.
PBK Banner Installation
TTU College of Arts & Sciences and
TTU Honors College
PBK presents colleges with society banners.
Click here to access news and events archives.
Welcome to the web site of Texas Tech University’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter.
Phi Beta Kappa was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Chapters were formed shortly thereafter at Harvard and Yale, and the society has been in continuous existence ever since.
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and, arguably, the most prestigious academic honorary in the United States. Only about ten percent of U.S. universities have been granted the right to shelter a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and only about ten percent of graduates with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences at these distinguished institutions are selected for lifetime membership.
With its roots established during the American Revolution, Phi Beta Kappa has for more than two centuries fostered the principles of freedom of inquiry and freedom of thought and expression. These ideas, symbolized on the society’s distinctive gold key, promote the foundations of personal freedom, scientific inquiry, liberty of conscience, and creative endeavor. The letters Phi Beta Kappa (ΦΒΚ) represent the Greek initials of the society’s motto: “Love of learning is the guide of life.”