Phi Beta Kappa — ΦΒΚ

Eta of Minnesota Chapter

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honor society in the country and was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. It honors academic excellence and outstanding scholarly achievement in the liberal arts and sciences.

Fewer than seven percent of all U.S. universities and colleges host a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and it took nearly thirty years of effort for Gustavus Adolphus College to qualify for a chapter after a rigorous scrutiny by the national society. Further, fewer than ten percent of all graduating seniors in liberal arts majors are invited to join.

The Gustavus Adolphus College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Eta of Minnesota, was formally installed on April 7, 1983. Visit the Phi Beta Kappa Society homepage for more information and history on The Society.

Executive Committee, Eta of Minnesota Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa

Upcoming/Recent Event:

The Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa kicked on the 2014-2015 academic year with their first meeting on Monday October 6th, 2014. The chapter discussed plans for the upcoming, rescheduled visit of visiting scholar Phillip Deloria planned for April 2015.

Current student members are invited to chapter meetings. The current student members are:

Devon R. Bealke Scandinavian Studies, History

Amy E. Christiansen Chemistry, Environmental Studies

Carolyn P. Draayer Communication Studies

Alexander P. Gundersen English, Communication Studies

Elizabeth L. Larson English

Daniel V. Ly Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Sage A. Macklay History

Kyle G. Maloney Political Science, Economics

Thanh T. Nguyen Economics

Alina R. Peter  Psychological Science

Taylor A. Sommers Psychological Science

Mariah K. Wika Communication Studies Honors