For Alumni

Questions may be directed to the chapter officers at

Visit the national Phi Beta Kappa Society for information on Phi Beta Kappa professional networks, publications, grants, and other programs. Their site also includes information about alumni associations, including the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northern New England.

Official Phi Beta Kappa merchandise can be purchased at Hand & Hammer.

Service Opportunities. If you remain at UVM as a graduate student or staff member after your induction, we would love to have you participate in chapter activities. Please contact the chapter officers at so we can put you on our local contact list and keep you apprised of events and opportunities to get involved.

Fees and Dues. There is no cost to you to join Phi Beta Kappa, and once you participate in an induction ceremony, you are a member for the remainder of your life. Traditionally, the President’s Office at UVM very kindly pays the one-time national membership fee for each student upon their induction into the chapter.

The Alpha of Vermont, while housed at the University of Vermont, is financially independent of the university. Therefore, the chapter generally contacts alumni annually to request small contributions to the chapter; funds collected primarily finance the induction ceremonies and receptions. Individuals can opt to become lifetime dues members of the chapter, thereby removing their name from the annual contributions mailing. Annual and lifetime dues contributions are strictly optional, but they are very much appreciated.

The national Phi Beta Kappa Society also periodically contacts those elected to the Alpha of Vermont. Many of its services are available at no cost to those inducted into the Alpha of Vermont; others come with voluntary contributions to the national Society. The Alpha of Vermont is financially independent of the national Phi Beta Kappa Society.

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