Texas Tech University

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.

Click here for a program of the April 11, 2007 ceremonies.

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.


2019 Program


2018 Program | Ceremony Slideshow (.pptx)


2017 Program


2016 Program


2015 Program


2014 Program


2013 Program


2012 Program


2011 Program


2010 Program


2009 Program


2008 Program

(Noel Zavala's name was inadvertently omitted on page 10 due to a printing error.)

2008 Avalanche-Journal Ad

National Phi Beta Kappa President to Speak at Induction Ceremony


Phi Beta Kappa Inducts First Members

Texas Tech University Launches New Phi Beta Kappa Chapter

Tech marks a milestone with the induction of Phi Beta Kappa 04/12/07

Official Release

Texas Tech News Release

KCBD News Story

Phi Beta Kappa AJ Ad

Phi Beta Kappa Op Ed by President Jon Whitmore

Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda of Texas Chapter