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About Phi Beta Kappa at UC San Diego

The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at UC San Diego was chartered in 1977 and has initiated many thousands of exceptional UCSD students in the past 40+ years. It is part of a national organization that dates back to 1776.

Read about the history of Phi Beta Kappa

Chapter Activities

Each spring we nominate and initiate new members and select graduate intiate award recipients. We are currently trying to expand our active membership so that we can offer additional events, such as a speaker series, during the academic year.

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Learn about PBK eligibility criteria

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For Nominees

Frequently asked questions about joining Phi Beta Kappa after being nominated

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Alumni Profiles

Find out what our PBK Sigma Chapter alumni are doing now

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