H88-0289. Phi Beta Kappa Chapter (Zeta). Records, 1925-ongoing. 0.50 linear ft.
Hope College is one of only 255 colleges and universities in the country, and one of eight in Michigan, to have a chapter (Zeta) of Phi Beta Kappa. Hope administrators began the process of becoming chartered starting in 1925, but were unsuccessful. The college was finally chartered in 1971. The collection contains correspondence, background information, and the 1968 General Report to Committee on Qualifications for Hope College to join Phi Beta Kappa, and draft documents from various administrators concerning general purposes, enrollment, educational results (graduation and alumni), the curriculum, grading and honors program, staff, library, laboratories, athletic policy, and financial condition of the college.
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