Phi Beta Kappa


The Honor Society Phi Beta Kappa was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary. Since then, Phi Beta Kappa has evolved to become the nation's leading advocate for the liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level.

Phi Beta Kappa elects over 15,000 new members a year from 270 chapters across the United States.

The website for the Davis chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is at [WWW]

Phi Beta Kappa has over 50 associations - groups made up of Phi Beta Kappa members - in cities across the U.S. They support the ideals of the Society through academic, social, and community-based programs.

The Society's distinctive emblem, a golden key, is widely recognized as a symbol of academic achievement.


President: Naomi Janowitz (Professor of Religious Studies)
Past President: David Fahy (Lecturer in Japanese)
Secretary: D. Kern Holoman (Professor of Music)
Treasurer: Richard A. Schwab (Professor of History, emeritus)
Historian: Richard F. Walters (Professor of Computer Science, emeritus)

*All are faculty members

This is a list of the Davis Phi Beta Kappa Initiates for this year (2005).

'College preparatory level mathematics. Breadth in the course record: three courses or twelve units completed for letter-grade credit in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.' are part of the requirements listed on the website. Does the math refer to calculus, precal, trig, or merely advanced algebra (algebra II)? As well, in the next category are they going by the three types of GE courses? - JosephBleckman

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