About the Chapter
The Texas Tech Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa celebrates academic achievement, intellectual integrity, and scholarly excellence. Early in each spring semester, eligible junior and senior undergraduates are considered for election to the society. An invitation to membership is a high honor to be treasured throughout one’s life.
Texas Tech University was granted the right to shelter a chapter by vote of the Phi Beta Kappa Society on October 28, 2006. The chapter was installed and its first class of students inducted in a formal ceremony on April 11, 2007. Records associated with the founding of the chapter are housed in the Texas Tech University Archives of the Southwest Collection.
Texas Tech’s status as a Phi Beta Kappa institution has wide significance for the entire university.
- It means that prospective students may be assured they can obtain at Texas Tech an education in the liberal arts and sciences of the quality found only at the top ten percent or so of institutions in the United States.
- It means that prospective faculty may be assured of affiliation with an institution whose commitment to excellence is proven and established.
- It means that every degree granted at Texas Tech is enhanced in value.
- It means permanent association with the very best in American education.