Phi Beta Kappa-- Alpha Chapter of Wisconsin
Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chapter of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
420A South Hall
1055 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1380
Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society. Since its inception in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has been committed to fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts. The main function of the local Chapter is to honor undergraduates for outstanding scholarly achievement. While national guidelines recommend that no more than ten percent of the graduating class be elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the Alpha Chapter of Wisconsin (so named because this campus was granted the first charter in the state) traditionally invites no more than three or four percent of the University's bachelor's degree candidates to join. Election is therefore quite an honor.