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2017 Student Inductee 

We honor student excellence

Phi Beta Kappa is a non-profit organization and our chapter is run by volunteers. We hold an induction ceremony each spring to welcome new student members into our chapter, Kappa of California. We depend on dues and contributions from PBK Members in Residence at UC Davis and other supporters. All funds are used to pay for ceremony expenses, membership certificates, and fee waivers for a few students each year. 

2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of our PBK chapter at UC Davis. To celebrate we are establishing an endowment for the chapter to ensure its continuation at UC Davis. In doing so we can help our students with initiation fees and honor them at our annual induction ceremony. We are thrilled to announce that we have matching funds and can match all donations from our members up to $10,000. In lieu of membership dues this year, please make a donation to our new fund. By contributing to the PBK Endowment Fund, you are helping to guide our chapter forward into a successful future.

How to Contribute

What is the student membership fee?

Newly elected students must pay a one-time membership fee of $85 to complete their enrollment in the national Phi Beta Kappa Society. Our chapter receives a small portion, with which we purchase students' membership certificates. Most of the fee goes to the national office ($75), which increased the fee per student in the fall of 2016.

Contribute securely online using PayPal or your credit card: 

Pay chapter dues: $25.00/academic year

Click to donate $100 to our 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund

Click below to donate a different amount 

Contribute by check:

Checks payable to Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Chapter may be mailed to: 

Karen Olson, PBK Secretary
Admin IT - Client Services
1441 Research Park Dr., Rm. 206
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA  95618

Memorial Contributions

We welcome donations in memory or in honor of a Phi Beta Kappa member. Please write us a note if you wish to have us notify someone of a gift in their name. 

Your donation is fully tax-deductible. Please contact us at if you have questions.