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Local Phi Beta Kappa Chapters

The Zeta of Pennsylvania Chapter was chartered in 1899, and inducts approximately 30-35 new members per graduating class.  With a proud history, Haverford PBK graduates go on to great accomplishments.  Please contact Dr. Robert Manning, , for more information.

The Alpha of New Jersey Chapter was chartered in 1869, and encompasses both the New Brunswick and Camden campuses of Rutgers University.  Members have been inducted from Rutgers University-Camden since 2010, and embody the Rutgers commitment to the "enlightenment of learning", to lead in communities across New Jersey and beyond.  Please contact for more information.

The Phi of Pennsylvania Chapter was chartered in 2001. The St. Joseph's University chapter is very successful on campus, with high induction rates and involvement in initiatives from the national office such as the Visiting Scholar Program.  Please contact Dr. Paul Klingsburg, , for more information.

The  Epsilon of Pennsylvania Chapter at Swarthmore was chartered in 1896. Each year the Chapter awards a one-year fellowship to a new initiate in support of graduate study for the following year.  Please contact Dr. Krista Thomason, , for more information.

The Rho of Pennsylvania Chapter was chartered in 1974 at Temple University. Since then, Phi Beta Kappa has maintained a strong connection to the school with over 100 PBK faculty members working there.  The Temple Chapter sponsored a PBK Visiting Scholar in 2020. Please contact, Mr. Chris Wolfgang, for more information.  

The Alpha of Delaware Chapter was chartered in 1956.  Since then, Phi Beta Kappa has promoted the highest educational standards at the University of Delaware, and its PBK graduates have gone on to become leaders in a wide variety of endeavors.  Please contact Mr. Ray Peters, , for more information

The Delta of Pennsylvania Chapter, chartered in 1892, offers two essay prizes known as the Elmaleh Prize ($150) and the Humanities Prize ($150) to university students every school year. The University of Pennsylvania chapter also awards three prizes of $1000 every year to outstanding senior theses. Please contact Dr. Janet Tighe, , for more information.

The Sigma of Pennsylvania Chapter was chartered in 1986.  Villanova University's PBK graduates have dedication and commitment to honor the past and lead the future. Please contact Dr. Douglas Norton, , for more information.

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           Haverford Founders' Hall


             Rutgers Science Center


     St. Joseph's Post Learning Center

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           Swarthmore Parrish Hall


                Temple Bell Tower

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             U Delaware Memorial Hall


          U Pennsylvania College Hall

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                Villanova University

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