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Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, has inducted 296 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Seven of these students were majors or minors in GSLL!

The recent induction ceremony featured remarks by Chancellor Carol L. Folt. New members received certificates and Phi Beta Kappa keys, the organization’s symbol.

Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the college and professional degree programs who meet stringent eligibility requirements.

A student who has completed 75 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a GPA of 3.85 or better (on a 4-point scale) is eligible for membership. Also eligible is any student who has completed 105 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences with a 3.75 GPA. Grades earned at other universities are not considered. Less than 1 percent of all college students qualify.


Fall 2015 Phi Beta Kappa initiates who are members of our GSLL community: 

Andreas Hill, German Literature and Culture Major

Zachary Colin MacKenzie, German Minor

Joshua William Ohaus, German Minor

Spring 2016 Phi Beta Kappa initiates among our GSLL students: 

Brendan McBennett, German Studies Major

Michael Eric Steinbacher, German Studies Major

Linnea Magdalene Ilgen Lieth, German Minor

Ian Michael Gallager, German Minor

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