Type: Academic, Academic Honorary Societies

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is the oldest Greek-letter society in America and exists to celebrate excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, champion freedom of thought, and to advocate for the value and benefits of liberal arts and sciences education.

The Gettysburg College chapter, Iota of Pennsylvania, was chartered in 1923 and is today one of 293 Phi Beta Kappa chapters in American colleges and universities.

The Iota of Pennsylvania chapter holds three induction ceremonies per year: October, April, and May. The chapter elects to membership students from the top 10% of the graduating class who have distinguished academic achievement in the liberal arts and sciences and exhibit high moral character and intellectual curiosity.

Election to Phi Beta Kappa is perhaps the most widely recognized academic distinction in American higher education.

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President: Dr. Shelli Frey, Professor of Chemistry
Vice President: Dr. Sarah Principato, Professor of Environmental Studies
Secretary: Clinton Baugess, Research, Instruction, & Information Literacy Librarian
Treasurer: Dr. Beth Campbell Hetrick, Associate Professor of Mathematics