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Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa is the most prestigious academic honor society at Davidson College, and it is also the nation's oldest and most respected acaPhi Beta Kappa Keydemic honor society. It promotes and celebrates excellence in the liberal arts.

The Davidson College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Gamma of North Carolina) was established in 1923. It grew out of the Mimir Society, a local society established in 1915 for the recognition of attainment in scholarship.

Since its founding, the chapter has elected over 2,500 students to membership. In addition, the chapter, which includes more than seventy faculty and staff members, contributes to the intellectual life of the college by regularly inviting Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars and other speakers to campus.

For more information about Phi Beta Kappa and the Gamma of North Carolina chapter, please consult our informational brochure (PDF).


President: Professor Karen Hales
Vice-President: Cara Evanson
Past-President: Associate Professor Patricio Boyer
Secretary-Treasurer: Associate Professor John N. Yukich

Resident Members

A listing of resident members (PDF) of Phi Beta Kappa at Davidson College.