Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization, was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first society to have a Greek letter name, and in its initial period at William and Mary it introduced the essential characteristics of such societies – an oath of secrecy (discarded in 1831), a badge, mottoes in Latin and Greek, a code of laws, and an elaborate form of initiation. The Delta Chapter (Maine) of Phi Beta Kappa was organized at The University of Maine in 1923. The Chapter continues to elect outstanding undergraduate students to join this most esteemed of honor societies.
For more information about Phi Beta Kappa, please go the national site.
- The National Site of Phi Beta Kappa
- National Phi Beta Kappa membership criteria
- UMaine Phi Beta Kappa Membership Criteria
- History of Phi Beta Kappa
- Well-known Phi Beta Kappa members, past and present
- Why you should accept an invitation from Phi Beta Kappa and other honor societies
- The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine
- The Official Phi Beta Kappa Store
- Current Chapter Officers