Honor Societies


Honor societies offer recognition of achievement, and in many cases, an opportunity for involvement at the university.

Phi Beta Kappa

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an academic honor society that celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.  Membership in the Ohio State University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Epsilon of Ohio) is an honor accorded to students who have performed with excellence while completing a program of exceptional strength and breadth.  Qualified juniors and seniors are elected to Phi Beta Kappa by a committee made up of Ohio State faculty, and those accepting membership are honored during the annual initiation ceremony in the spring.