Local Phi Beta Kappa Chapters
The Barnard section of the Columbia University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1901. Election to the national honor society is a recognition of scholarship, and Barnard students of exceptionally high standing are eligible.
Formed in 1950, the chapter at Brooklyn College invites only about 40 students each year to become members. These students are selected, by a faculty committee, on the basis of a careful review of their transcripts, amplified by letters of support from the faculty at large. For more information, please contact Chapter President Scott Dexter.
City College of New York
The Gamma of New York Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded at the City College of New York 1867. For more information, please contact Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky.
Columbia's Delta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was formed in 1869. Each year 10 percent of the senior class is inducted into Phi Beta Kappa by faculty who are members of the society. The Delta of New York Chapter is inclusive of Columbia College and The School of General Studies. Please contact Lisa Hollibaugh with questions you may have.
Fordham University's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Tau of New York) was established in 1962, and each May it installs new members from among the most academically distinguished upper class students. Contact Professor Joseph Walter Koterski with questions.
The Omega of New York Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1973 at Hofstra. Each Spring, the resident members of the Hofstra Chapter meet to induct into the Society a small number of juniors and seniors who are majoring in the liberal arts and sciences. In addition, the chapter sponsors an annual Fall Book Award Luncheon and has hosted visits to campus by some of the nation’s most distinguished scholars. Contact Ms. Sarah Elizabeth McCleskey with questions.
The Nu of New York Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded at Hunter College in 1920. Contact Rebecca Elisabeth Connors with questions.
The Chi of New York Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Lehman College was founded in 1971. Please contact Keith Happaney with questions.
The Manhattan College chapter, The Upsilon of New York, was established in 1971. Contact Michael Grabowski with questions.
The Beta Chapter of New York at New York University was founded in 1858. Contact Richard Kalb with questions.
The Queens College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1950 as the Sigma of New York Chapter. Contact Phyllis Cohen Stevens with questions.
The Alpha Beta Phi Beta Kappa Chapter at SUNY at Stony Brook was founded in 1974. Contact Professor Richard Jay Gerrig with questions.