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KeyFounded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is this nation's oldest and best known society for recognition of academic excellence and scholarly achievement. Election to membership in Phi Beta Kappa is one of the highest honors that students can earn at NC State University.

The purpose of Phi Beta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship, friendship, and cultural interests, and to support excellence and integrity in the pursuit of the liberal arts and sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa at NC State University

Zeta of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded at North Carolina State University on April 17, 1995. Establishment of Zeta Chapter reflects national recognition of the outstanding quality of the students, programs, and resources for undergraduate education in the arts and sciences at NC State.

Election to Phi Beta Kappa recognizes intellectual capacities well employed, especially in acquiring an education in the liberal arts and sciences.

The objectives of humane learning encouraged by Phi Beta Kappa include the acquisition of knowledge and the cultivation of understanding, support for intellectual honesty and tolerance, and the development of breadth in the range of intellectual interests.

Upcoming Events 2016
  • Save the date! Visiting Scholar and PBK Sibley Fellowship Winner, Elizabeth Leet, will joining us at NC State to discuss her research. Join us at the College of Veterinary Medicine on Tuesday, March 22, 6 pm for an evening lecture entitled "Bits and Spurs: Where Human Tools Meet Equine Flesh." On Wednesday, March 23, there will be a coffee hour from 9:30 am - 11 am in the Clark Hall Library for students who wish to discuss international research and fellowships, and then a lecture from 12-1 in Burlington 1202 entitled "Horses and Husbands: Modeling Equestrianism and Marriage in Medieval France and England." Ms. Leet's visit is co-sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.
  • Information about the Spring Mixer and Induction Ceremonies will be posted soon.
For More Information

About the national Phi Beta Kappa Society, please visit the national Phi Beta Kappa web site at:

About Phi Beta Kappa at NC State University, contact Larry Blanton:

  • by mail at Box 8610, NC State University, Raleigh NC 27695
  • by phone at 919-513-4074
  • by e-mail at

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