Every member of Phi Beta Kappa residing in the San Diego area is eligible for membership in the Association. No one who is not a member of Phi Beta Kappa shall be eligible for membership.
Those who become members of the San Diego Association of Phi Beta Kappa receive the KEY WORDS newsletter, an annual directory of members, and exclusive invitations to our annual meeting, salons, and other events hosted by association.
The membership year is from January 1 through December 31. There are four levels of annual membership:
All gifts to the Association are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. New initiates are eligible for a complimentary membership for the remainder of their year of initiation and the next following year.
The Phi Beta Kappa Epsilon Association of San Diego offers, as funding permits, graduate fellowships to recognize and encourage original research at the doctoral level and exceptional scholarship at the master's level. Fellowships have been $3000 for doctoral candidates and $2000 for master's candidates. The number of fellowships varies from year to year. Applications must be postmarked by March 15; fellowships are awarded during May of the same year. For more information on the eligibility, selection, application, and past recipients go to fellowships.
The General Council
A delegate or, if the membership of the Association is 200 or more, two delegates may be sent to represent the Association at each meeting of the Council of Phi Beta Kappa, provided that the Association is accredited by the Phi Beta Kappa Senate as an active association; that is, as duly chartered and having at least 25 members in good standing, at least one meeting each year, and fees to The Phi Beta Kappa Society fully paid, and as having acted in harmony with the laws, requirements, and ideals of Phi Beta Kappa.