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David Sosa, President

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Election Criteria

Students must be enrolled in a major recognized by Phi Beta Kappa in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Fine Arts or the Jackson School of Geosciences. The minimum eligibility requirements for Phi Beta Kappa depend on one’s hours and GPA at The University of Texas at Austin.

Students eligible for early membership must have at least 60 hours of credit in residence at The University of Texas at Austin and at least a 3.90 GPA at the time of the election.

Students eligible for regular membership as a degree candidate must have at least 60 in residence hours at The University of Texas at Austin and have applied for graduation. Students with fewer than 30 transfer hours must have a 3.70 GPA at the time of election. Students with more than 30 transfer hours must have a 3.75 GPA at the time of election.

Students eligible for regular membership as a recent graduate must have at least 60 in residence hours at The University of Texas at Austin and have graduated from UT immediately prior to the most recent election eligibility period. Students with fewer than 30 transfer hours must have a 3.70 GPA at the time of election. Students with more than 30 transfer hours must have a 3.75 GPA at the time of election.

Please note: If a student has restricted his or her directory information, the student’s name will not appear on eligibility ballots. If a student wish to be considered, he or she will need to petition for membership in a given election period.

These are only the minimum standards for eligibility. Final selection for membership is determined by the election committee of the Alpha of Texas chapter.

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