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Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, has inducted 213 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members.

Phi Beta Kappa membership is open to undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences and one of the seven professional degree programs offered by Carolina 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 coursework in the liberal arts and sciences with a 3.75 GPA. Grades earned at other universities are not considered. Fewer than 1% of all college students qualify.

Past and present Phi Beta Kappa members from across the country have included 17 American presidents, 41 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, more than 140 Nobel Laureates and numerous artistic, intellectual and political leaders.

Phi Beta Kappa has 290 chapters nationwide. UNC-Chapel Hill’s chapter, Alpha of North Carolina, was founded in 1904 and is the oldest of seven chapters in the state. Each year, Phi Beta Kappa chapters and alumni associations across the country raise and distribute more than $1 million in awards, scholarships and prizes benefiting high schools and college students.

GSLL would like to congratulate the following students in the department that were inducted:

  • Green, David Sarber
  • Staresinic, Claire Nicole
  • Wilson, Stuart Mark Joseph
  • Yarborough, Mary Carson (“Casey”)

Your achievements and efforts are recognized and we are extremely proud of you.

Due to limited capacity of the induction ceremony webinar, only the students and their family members have been invited to partipate this term. However, we invite you to visit the Phi Beta Kappa website in late October when the recorded ceremony will be available for on-demand viewing.

Read the full News Release here.

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