Dartmouth Events

Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony

The Nation's Oldest and Most Widely Known Academic Honor Society

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Commencement

Five students at the College of William and Mary founded Phi Beta Kappa in 1776, during the American Revolution. For over two and a quarter centuries, the Society has embraced the principles of freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression. Laptops have replaced quill pens, but these ideas, symbolized on Phi Beta Kappa's distinctive gold key, still lay the foundations of personal freedom, scientific inquiry, liberty of conscience, and creative endeavor.

Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

Dartmouth shelters the fourth oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, chartered in 1787. This ceremony is one on the longest lasting traditions on campus and honors our most accomplished graduates.

For more information, contact:
Kate Soule
(603) 646-2803

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.