Kansas State University

The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Beta of Kansas Chapter

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Beta of Kansas
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Thirty-five resident faculty members chartered Beta of Kansas, the KSU chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, on February 11, 1974.  That first year, 24 students were elected to membership.  The Chapter continues to recognize excellence in the liberal arts and sciences with election each spring of juniors and seniors who demonstrate scholarly achievement, good character, and broad cultural interests.

Chapter Activities

The principal activity is the election of new members, called Members-in-Course.

The Dudley Williams Sophomore Book Prize, is awarded each Spring to no more than three sophomore students whose academic record shows promise in meeting the ideals of Phi Beta Kappa.  The prize is named in honor of Dudley Williams, KSU Emeritus Professor of Physics and a founding member of the Beta of Kansas Chapter.

From time to time, the Chapter elects Honorary and/or Alumni members.

The Chapter also sponsors occasional public lectures.



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