Theta of Indiana Chapter
|Butler 2014 PBK student and alumni initiates begin
their initiation ceremony.
The Phi Beta Kappa Society installed its Theta of Indiana
Chapter at Butler University on Feb. 4, 2010, making Butler
one of only 280 universities nationwide to host a chapter of the
country's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Read more about the
Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of
William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. by five students. Phi Beta
Kappa has for more than two centuries fostered the principles of
freedom of inquiry and freedom of thought and expression. These
ideas, symbolized on the society's distinctive gold key, promote
the foundation of personal freedom, scientific inquiry, liberty of
conscience, and creative endeavor. The letters Phi Beta Kappa (ΦβΚ)
represent the Greek initials of the society's motto: "Love of
learning is the guide of life."
Only about 10 percent of colleges and universities in the United
States have been approved to shelter chapters of Phi Beta Kappa.
Only eight colleges and universities in the State of Indiana are
home to Phi Beta Kappa chapters.
Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is for life. Invitation to
membership is a significant academic honor. Acceptance of that
invitation reflects a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences
and to freedom of inquiry and expression.
Class of 2014
Congratulations to the 2014 Student and Alumni Members in
Course. For a complete list of student initiates, view the members page.
Butler PBK President Kristen Hoerl, Associate Professor,
College of Communication provides the remarks at the 2014
Alumni and Student Initiates prepare to take their PBK
Student Initiate Rebeccah Rendall accepts her PBK
certificate of membership.
Dr. Alison O'Malley, Assistant Professor, Psychology is
recognized as an alumni initiate.