On Thursday, April 8, the New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society announced the names of 51 GS seniors who will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa later this month.
April 09, 2021
On Thursday, April 8, the New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society announced the names of 51 GS seniors who will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa later this month during a virtual induction ceremony.
GS elects no more than 10 percent of its graduating class to Phi Beta Kappa. Students are selected on the basis of their character, integrity, and academic achievement. With grade point averages above 4.0, they are among the top in their class.
Inductees include students from the Joint Degree Program with List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po, the Dual BA between Columbia and Trinity College Dublin, and the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University, in addition to students who began their undergraduate educations in community college before transferring to Columbia.
Upon pledging to "be true and faithful to Phi Beta Kappa, uphold its standards, obey its laws and seek to reflect credit upon [their] affiliation with this venerable fellowship of learners," the exceptional candidates will become full-fledged members of Phi Beta Kappa.
Class of 2021 Phi Beta Kappa Inductees
Charlotte Taomi Behrens
Luisa Bridi Dacroce
Tze Han Foo
Victoria Pozzi Rocco Belforti
Linda Berenice Sylverain
Thu Phuong To
Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society, and its initials represent the society's motto: "love of learning is the guide of life." Roughly 10 percent of U.S. institutions of higher learning have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and among those institutions, only about 10 percent of arts and sciences graduates are selected for membership, making it one of the highest academic honors for undergraduate students in the nation. Today, the Society has more than 500,000 living members.
To be inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, students must be recommended by faculty who work closely with them and are members of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Recommendations are based on the students' academic programs and their ability to support the society's ideals of academic, social, and community-based programs.