Fifty students at Kansas State University are among the newest members of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
To be eligible for membership consideration to Phi Beta Kappa, a student must be a junior or a senior with a grade point average of at least 3.7; students with GPAs of 3.6 to 3.7 may be considered if the level and depth of their course work indicates an unusually distinguished record. In addition, students also must be candidates for a bachelor’s degree in K-State’s College of Arts and Sciences or have at least 90 hours or three-fourths of their total course work from departments in the college. Students also must have taken a required number and level of courses in a foreign language, mathematics, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
New area members include: Alisa Wendelburg, junior in agribusiness, Stafford; Allison Skees, May 2013 bachelor’s graduate in history, St. Marys; and Lydia Hargreaves, senior in psychology, Topeka.