Columbia College announced on Wednesday the names of 23 seniors who will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is regarded as one of the most prestigious academic honor societies for undergraduates. The honor society inducts liberal arts and sciences students from 286 schools across the country.
No more than 10 percent of the College’s graduating class is selected for initiation. The top two percent of the senior class, the Junior Phi Beta Kappa, are announced in the fall, while the remaining eight percent are announced in the spring.
Students are selected by a faculty committee of Phi Beta Kappa members based on academic achievements and faculty recommendations.
The seniors selected for the Class of 2017 Junior Phi Beta Kappa:
Filipe de Avila Belbute Peres