Student Awards: Phi Beta Kappa

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the oldest academic honor society in the United States.  It was founded in 1776, during the American Revolution, by five students at the College of William & Mary. Since that time, Phi Beta Kappa has grown to over half a million members at 286 American colleges and universities.

After a decade long application process, George Mason University was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in late 2012. On April 17, 2013, the Secretary of Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. John Churchill, installed the Omicron of Virginia chapter at George Mason.  At that time 141 founding members accepted the rights and privileges of membership.

Membership is by invitation only, sent out twice a year. All requirements must be completed (not in progress) for a student to receive a letter of invitation. If you wish to pursue this honor, it is highly recommended to have met the qualifications listed below, no later than the first semester of your senior year. Students who meet requirements in their final semester at Mason will receive their letter of invitation the following semester.

The qualifications for membership are:

Juniors:

  • 75 hours of liberal arts studies
  • One quantitative course
  • Foreign language proficiency (the equivalent of coursework through the intermediate level)
  • 45 hours of coursework completed at Mason
  • top 7.5% of juniors, by college/school

Seniors:

  • 90 hours of liberal arts studies
  • One quantitative course
  • Foreign language proficiency (the equivalent of coursework through the intermediate level)
  • 45 hours of coursework completed at Mason
  • top 10% of seniors by college/school

All Awardees

2017-2018

  • Suzanne Abribat
  • Rana Aldhobhani
  • Lauren Ammerman
  • Ricardo Angulo
  • Shereen Ayoubi
  • Sabrine Baiou
  • Olivia Bartley
  • Kaitlyn Beisel
  • Emma Beitzel
  • Sierra Bennett
  • Noah Black
  • Shephard Booth-Enoch
  • Enya Calibuso
  • Richard Catherina
  • Selena Chaivaranon
  • Ashley Chapman
  • Demetria Charlifue
  • Kenneth Diaz
  • Claire Dolan-Heitlinger
  • Elina Lukyanava Driscoll
  • Amber Dube
  • Kelley Dugan
  • Allyson Emblom
  • Melissa Fangio
  • Katherine Farley
  • Laurel Ferretti
  • Garrett Fojtik
  • Catherine Franklin
  • Mary Freeman
  • Kira Greer
  • Jacob Grosso
  • Caitlin Herron
  • Camilla Higgins
  • Austin Sage Hooe
  • Sara Huzar
  • Donna Imadi
  • Dillon Jewell
  • Oumama Kabli
  • Lina Kastanos Salamanca
  • Sarah Katzenstein
  • Julia Kauffman
  • Hui Yong Kim
  • Caroline Kittle
  • Bria Lloyd
  • Stefan Lopez
  • Michaela Loughran
  • Curreen Luongo
  • Addison Manor
  • Rachel Martin
  • Diana Mateo
  • Elizabeth Mathews
  • Elena McCoy
  • Aaron McReynolds
  • Nicholas Meyer
  • Alicia Muir
  • Claire Neyland
  • Brianna Nunez-Franklin
  • Whitney Olson
  • Rachel Orga
  • Uma Payne
  • Julie Pramis
  • Lydia Rader
  • Ashlyn Rock
  • Layne Rogers
  • Kelsie Rohler
  • Nasser Samad
  • Kira Stalker
  • Kirsten Van Nortwick
  • Manfred Veizaga Claros
  • Emily Verbiest
  • Chrysanthi Violaris
  • Sarah Wagner
  • Luke Waltermire
  • Ashley Whimpey
  • Kristie Young