Phi Beta Kappa

Visiting Scholar Program

In 1956 the Society established the Visiting Scholar program to enable chapters to bring distinguished scholars to their campuses. Each year twelve or more scholars are invited to undertake a series of visits to Phi Beta Kappa institutions taking part in the program. The Visiting Scholar spends two days at each of the institutions he or she visits, participating in classroom lectures and seminars, meeting informally with faculty and student groups, and giving at least one address open to the entire academic community. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus by making possible an exchange of ideas between distinguished visiting scholars and the resident faculty and students. More than 3,700 visits have been made by 440 Visiting Scholars since the program's inception. Read more at the PBK organization website >

Past PBK Visiting Scholars at the University of Rochester have included:

Comments and questions are welcome.