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Stage Party - RSVP

Thank you for helping celebrate the new undergraduates elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Faculty and Staff Members of Phi Beta Kappa in academic regalia on the stage at the 2017 Induction Ceremony

Members of the Stage Party should arrive in regalia at the Big XII Room in the Kansas Room by 8:00 AM on Sunday, May 19

The Stage Party, led by the President and Vice President, will process on to the stage in Woodruff Auditorium and remain standing as the candidates for induction are brought in by the Secretary. The Secretary presents the candidates, and the President seats the students, audience, and Stage Party at the beginning of the ceremony. 

Assistant Vice Chancellor Shannon Portillo will be inducted as our new honorary member. The Vice President will read the names of the students, who will then shake hands with the President and the Chancellor.

The entire ceremony takes less than an hour, insuring that all participants are able to participate in Commencement. A brief breakfast reception follows in the Big XII Room.

Volunteers are needed before and after the ceremony for help with lining up for the procession, passing out membership certificates, and coordinating with the photographers. 

Please describe necessary accommodations or ask any questions about the induction ceremony.

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