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Alpha of Florida
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Alpha of Florida

Phi Beta Kappa
The Florida State University

Established 1935

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization. For more than 200 years, the Society has pursued its mission of fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, and its distinctive emblem, a golden key, is widely recognized as a symbol of academic distinction.
     Phi Beta Kappa was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first society to have a Greek letter name, and in its initial period at William and Mary it introduced the essential characteristics of such societies—an oath of secrecy, a badge, mottoes in Latin and Greek, a code of laws, an elaborate form of initiation, a seal, and a special handclasp.
     The Florida State University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Florida, was established in 1935, and was the first chapter authorized in the State.

President John Thrasher with new Phi Beta Kappa member Kaelyn Peacock at the Spring Induction on April 10, 2016.

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Past Events

Spring '16 Initiation Address
President John Thrasher
University President
The Florida State University

Faculty Luncheon Series Information - Spring 2016

Faculty Luncheon Series Information - Fall 2015

Faculty Luncheon Series Information-Spring 2015

Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Electees!
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Spring '12 Initiation Address
President Eric J. Barron University President

The Florida State University

Fall '11 Initiation

Dr. Garnett S. Stokes
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Florida State University

Spring '10 Initiation Address

Dr. Robert Spivey
Ombudsman and Senior Associate of the Florida State University Foundation

Spring '09 Initiation Address

Dr. Andrew Epstein

Associate Professor of English at the Florida State University