Students must meet the following election criteria to be invited to join the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (last revised spring 2012):
- MAJOR must be in the College of Arts and Sciences. This major may be a second or third major. Ineligible majors include Art History, Studio Arts, Theater and Dance.
- At least 90 hours with a GPA of 3.85 or above OR at least 100 credit hours with a GPA of 3.70 or above
- A minimum of 45 hours earned at CU-Boulder
- No serious judicial affairs violations or legal charges.
Students who choose not to join at the time of invitation have up to one year to accept the invitation and officially join. After one year, students/alumni are no longer eligible to accept a previous invitation.