A core part of Phi Beta Kappa's
mission is to foster and promote excellence in the liberal arts and
sciences. The Society fulfills this mission not only by honoring
outstanding college students with election to Phi Beta Kappa but
also by supporting a number of advocacy programs to spread the
message about the benefits of a liberal education. (https://www.pbk.org)
In an effort to fulfill Phi Beta Kappa's mission to support the
liberal arts, the Theta of Indiana chapter has created the Phi Beta
Kappa Speakers Program. The purpose of the program is to
provide funds to departments, programs, groups, or individuals to
co-sponsor speakers who focus on any topic that contributes to
students' liberal arts education. Our goal is to provide
co-sponsor funds to smaller organizational units without other
major funding; we will not co-sponsor major program speakers with
significant budgets (e.g., Woods Series, Diversity Series, Visiting
People who are interested in co-sponsorship of talks should
identify a resident member of the Theta of
Indiana chapter of Phi Beta Kappa who is willing to serve as the
PBK liaison for the event. The liaison is charged with bringing a
proposal to the PBK
officers. The proposal should contain the following
- Department/program/group/individual coordinating the speaker
- Speaker name and credentials.
- Title of talk.
- Intended audience.
- How the speaker will promote the liberal arts and the values of
PBK among members of the Butler and/or Indianapolis community.
- Budget request (maximum request of $250 and no more than 50% of
the total cost of the event; please include total cost of event and
other sponsors of event).
The PBK officers will evaluate proposals as they are submitted,
and will provide timely feedback. We will fund as many proposals as
the budget allows; when the budgeted funds are used up, we will not
be able to provide any additional sponsorship for the remainder of
the academic year.
Conditions of co-sponsorship: Theta of Indiana chapter of
Phi Beta Kappa will be listed as a sponsor on all publicity for the
talk. The PBK liaison will provide the PBK officers with a
brief report after the event (attendance, quality of talk, amount
of budget request used).