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 Event:

Visiting Scholar 2014

Dr. Phillip J. Deloria is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan, with a joint appointment in the departments of History and American Culture. He is currently the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Dr. Deloria is the author of two prize-winning books, "Playing Indian" and "Indians in Unexpected Places." He is also coeditor of "The Blackwell Companion to American Indian History" and "C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions: Dreams, Visions, Nature," and "the Primitive by Vine Deloria Jr."

Lecture: "American Indians in the American Popular Imagination," Wednesday, April 23rd at 7 PM in Wallenberg Auditorium.A reception will follow Dr. Deloria’s lecture in the Melva Lind Interpretive Center.

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