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Phi Beta Kappa

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Lambda of Ohio University

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most respected academic honor society in the United States. Invitation to membership is a reflection of outstanding academic achievement and shows a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to freedom of inquiry and expression.

Phi Beta Kappa has pursued its mission of fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences since 1776. The Lambda of Ohio Chapter received its charter from the national organization in 1928. Less than 10 percent of graduates from the College of Arts & Sciences and Honors Tutorial College are selected for membership.

The chapter participates in the intellectual life of Ohio University by electing individuals to undergraduate, alumni, and honorary membership, hosting annual lectures by recognized scholars, and the annual awarding of the Thomas M. Wolfe Awards for highest scholastic achievement of a third-year and graduating senior student.


President: Dr. Paul Milazzo

2018 pizza give away

Pizza Give Away

PBK Lambda Chapter distributed 180 slices of pizza in 15 minutes to students studying Thursday night, Nov. 30, 8:00 in Alden Library.

[Photo credit:  Alexandria Skowronski]

President Nellis and Judith Carney

PBK Visiting Scholar Lecture

Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:00 pm - Walter Hall Rotunda
Africa's Food Legacy in the Atlantic World
Judith Carney, Professor of Geography, University of California Los Angeles

[Photo Credit:  Amanda Damelio]