An honorary society for top-achieving juniors and seniors in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Membership is by invitation only. Students are not required to apply for membership -- all juniors and seniors with majors in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) who qualify on academic performance will be reviewed. About 2% of LAS juniors and 5% of LAS seniors are invited. New members are invited in the first week of March.
This organization has no affiliations.
Constitution / Tier
||Invitation only; nomination by faculty and staff member of Phi Beta Kappa based on academic qualifications, summarized in our constitution and by-laws; we are allowed to invite approximately 25 juniors and 75 seniors
||Phi Beta Kappa members who are part of the Iowa State faculty or staff
||Student members are by invitation of the Phi Beta Kappa members and course committee.
Officers must be members of Phi Beta Kappa and part of the Iowa State faculty or staff
||As specified in constitution and by-laws
||Elections of new members occurs in the Spring semester. Students are notified by the first week of March of their nomination.
||Initiation occurs on the Sunday before finals week of the Spring term.
Description of Regular Meetings/Activities
|The purpose of the organization is to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University.
Description of Special Events
|Lectures, scholarship awards, and annual initiation.