Since 2005 Rana Kutvan is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. The Phi Beta Kappa Society (ΦΒΚ) is the oldest academic honor society in the United States, and is often described as its most prestigious one, owing to its long history and academic selectivity. Phi Beta Kappa aims to promote and advocate excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, and to induct the most outstanding students of arts and sciences at American colleges and universities. Phi Beta Kappa was founded at the College of William and Mary on December 5, 1776 as the first collegiate Greek-letter fraternity and was among the earliest collegiate fraternal societies.
Only 10 percent of colleges across the United States have a Phi Beta Kappa department, and the presence of a department is a clear sign that the school has high-quality and rigorous programs in liberal arts and sciences. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is limited to undergraduates with very high GPAs, typically at least 3.8 out of a 4.0 scale.
Phi Beta Kappa membership means that you are part of the same organization with famous high achievers like Condoleezza Rice, Sonia Sotomayor, Tom Brokaw, Jeff Bezos, Susan Sontag, Glenn Close, and Bill Clinton.