Phi Beta Kappa, established in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The chapter at The University of Texas was organized in 1904, as the first (Alpha) chapter in the state of Texas. Eligibility is limited to upper-division students with outstanding records of achievement in the liberal arts and sciences. The student must have completed at least 60 semester hours of coursework at the University. Elections to be eligible. Phi Beta Kappa elections are traditionally held in the fall and spring each year. New members are inducted into Phi Beta Kappa during ceremonies held each December and May.
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