Phi Beta Kappa
Honors students among the 2012 PBK inductees gathered for a photo with University President Jeffrey von Arx, S.J. after the ceremony on April 21, 2012.
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious collegiate Honors society in the United States. Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa has granted membership status to only 11% of the colleges and universities in the United States. Fairfield's Zeta Chapter of Connecticut was established in 1995 and every year the chapter's PBK faculty have the pleasure of inducting new undergraduate members into the society. Students may not apply to PBK. Faculty members of the local chapter research the achievements of junior and senior undergraduates who major in the liberal arts disciplines and decide to invite a small number of exceptional students into the ranks of PBK.
Honors students are always strongly represented among those chosen for this distinctive recognition. Below is a list of the 2012 graduates who were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa:
Zachary Gross (inducted as a junior)
Chandler Oliphant (inducted as a junior)
Honors students among the 2011 PBK inductees gathered for a photo after the ceremony on April 17, 2011. Left to right, Wanda Szarek, Kaitlyn Pacelli, Kelsey Greelish, Michael Nieskoski, Elisabeth Muller, Carolyn Marino, and Christina Spellman.
The following Honors students from the class of 2013 were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa this past year as juniors:
Each fall semester, Fairfield University's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa presents a Sophomore Book Award to the accomplished sophomore(s) who best exemplify the values of the Society. Students in the Honors Program are well-represented among the award recipients.
The 2007 recipients, all members of the Honors Program, were:
Among the three recipients for 2008 were two Honors students:
Among the two recipients for 2009 was one Honors student:
Among the four recipients for 2010 were two Honors students: