Phi Beta Kappa Membership Requirements

Saree Kayne is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University, where she is writing a dissertation on the relationship between the culture and the production of the Olympics. While studying at the University of Chicago as an undergraduate, Saree Kayne was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

An academic honors organization, Phi Beta Kappa was established at the College of William and Mary in 1776 with the hope of encouraging liberty and freedom of thought and inquiry. The society invites all eligible academics to apply for membership. Members must meet the following requirements:

1. Members must be undergraduate students and candidates for a bachelor’s degree who have completed approximately three-quarters of their studies.

2. Members must have a good working knowledge of at least two languages.

3. Members should have completed at least one college-level course in math, statistics, or logic.

4. Members are encouraged to have a variety of courses to show breadth and depth of study.

5. Members must also possess good moral character.

To learn more or to apply for membership, visit


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