PHI BETA KAPPA of New York Chapter

Queens College, CUNY

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  Phi beta kappa , a nationwide organization and the oldest college society still active, honors good   character,intellectual enthusiasm, and outstanding scholarship in the liberal arts and sciences. The Sigma   Chapter of New York was authorized at the college in Fall 1949 and installed on January 9,1950. Each   year it elects as members a limited number of students whose records in the liberal arts are superior in   breadth and depth of study. Election to membership in a student's senior(or,exceptionally, junior) year   is a unique distinction. No one may apply to join Phi Beta Kappa, but the nominating committee takes   care to find those whose programs live up to the society's ideals. More information may be obtained   from members who serve as liaison officers in each academic department.