Phi Beta Kappa at CSB/SJU

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary, the Society celebrates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and sponsors activities to advance these studies.

Nationwide, there are currently 286 Phi Beta Kappa chapters. Chapters invite to membership the most outstanding students from the nation's leading colleges and universities. Each year, about one college senior in a hundred is invited to join. 

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Theta of Minnesota Chapter was granted a charter in 2010. Our chapter issues invitations each spring to exemplary CSB/SJU students who meet defined criteria. Our annual induction ceremony is held in April.

Membership in Phi Beta Kappa shows one's commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to scientific inquiry, creative endeavor, and freedom of expression. The national PBK office explains, "Why Accept an Invitation from Phi Beta Kappa?" here

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Upcoming Events, 2019-2020

  • Fr. Columba Stewart Lecture
    "What a (Modern) Monk Does: Digital Preservation of Manuscripts from the World’s Most Threatened Communities"
    Wednesday, September 11, 2019
    Reception: 3:45-4:30pm in SJU Alcuin Upper Level
    Lecture: 4:30-5:30pm in SJU Alcuin 170

  • PBK Fall Chapter Meeting
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    4:15-5:15pm in CSB Clemens A106

  • PBK Induction Ceremony
    Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    5pm at SJU