Phi Beta Kappa

The ceremony is an annual celebration to induct and celebrate the achievements of Goucher students elected to join the Beta of Maryland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

May 21, 2024 | 4:00 p.m. | Hyman Forum, Athenaeum

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has recognized the outstanding academic achievements of students while supporting the value of critical inquiry and advocating for the broad education offered by the liberal arts. Only 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. These chapters select the top 10 percent of their graduates to join Phi Beta Kappa, making PBK membership one of the most prestigious honors a student can receive. 

More Information

  • Students who are being inducted should report to the Hyman Forum at 3 p.m. Detailed information will be provided following formal acceptance of this honor.
  • PBK members of the Goucher faculty and staff will lead the induction ceremony. In addition to welcoming remarks by President Devereaux and Provost Elaine Meyer-Lee, Mary Hyman and Bill Leslie of the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Baltimore will address inductees and provide information on joining the regional association.
  • Inductees may borrow and/or purchase stoles to wear at the ceremony.
  • Family, friends, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend. All are invited to stay for a short reception following the ceremony.
  • Please direct any questions to Dr. Jamie Mullaney (, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Acting President.