Formal induction in Phi Beta Kappa occurs at the annual PBK Initiation Ceremony, presided over by Mu Chapter President Dr. Vicki Ruiz, members of the executive board, and the platform party comprised of PBK members. On the day of the ceremony, new members should take their seats no later than 1:30 p.m. to be addressed by PBK Director Dr. Rose Jones.
At the ceremony, initiates will be asked to walk up to the stage and have their name announced. As they cross the stage, they will shake hands with Chapter President Vicki Ruiz and pose for a photo with her. After they cross the stage, they will pick up their Phi Beta Kappa Certificate of Membership and sign the Roll Book. Appropriate attire for this event is “business casual." Professional photographs will be taken, and information about ordering them will be provided after the ceremony on the UCI PBK website.
A reception will follow. Friends and family members of new initiates and other members of Phi Beta Kappa are welcome to attend.
Initiates are allowed four tickets in total. 1 for themselves, and up to 3 for guests. Thank you.