Alpha of Oklahoma Chapter
Election of Members-in-Course
The Alpha of Oklahoma Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa annually recognizes outstanding undergraduates by inviting them to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
There is no application process for Phi Beta Kappa. Apart from a very small number of juniors, only those students who are graduating seniors in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences, College of International Studies, Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication, and ConocoPhillips School of Geology & Geophysics who have a 3.60 GPA or better and who have applied for graduation are considered for membership. A chapter committee reviews the academic records of each student, focusing on the quality and distribution of coursework and the breadth of academic experience in the social sciences, humanities, language, mathematics, and natural science.
Each year in early April the final selected students are invited to chapter membership. Summer and December graduates are considered for membership in the spring semester along with the spring graduates. See Bylaws, Section III,
Election and Admission of New Members.
As the national Phi Beta Kappa Society notes, by accepting an invitation to membership, "You will join the ranks of 17 U.S. Presidents, 39 Supreme Court Justices, and more than 130 Nobel Laureates." Why accept an invitation from Phi Beta Kappa?
Recently elected Members-in-Course are listed below.
If your name appears on one of these lists but you were not initiated, you may still become a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Please contact the chapter secretary about accepting your invitation to join.
Students who were invited to membership this year are encouraged to participate in the initiation ceremony. Information packet including formal invitations and instructions on accepting membership were mailed to all newly elected members. If you did not receive this packet, or if you have any questions about joining Phi Beta Kappa, please contact the chapter secretary.