Phi Beta Kappa elects 34 juniors

Thirty-four members of the Class of 2017 were elected to the Rhode Island chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Feb. 10, Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley wrote in an email to The Herald.

Phi Beta Kappa’s Brown chapter was founded in 1830 and is the seventh oldest in the nation. The organization “encourages intellectual distinction among undergraduates by recognizing outstanding academic accomplishment in the course of a broad liberal education,” according to the University’s website.

To be eligible for election, juniors must have completed at least 20 courses in their five semesters and achieved a minimum of 18 grades of A or S with distinction. Students must earn an additional A or S with distinction for every C they get.

The following juniors were elected this year:

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