Membership in Beta Phi Mu stresses more than grade point average: service and professional promise are also considerations. The international organization limits nominations to membership of 25% of any graduating class in any school with an active chapter. A grade point average of 3.75 (on a 4-point scale) is required for membership. At the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the faculty selects from that group of students the 35% to nominate for membership.


Any individual who has been invited to join Beta Phi Mu in the past and now wishes to accept that invitation should contact the chapter that initially invited her or him to join and ask that chapter to send verification to headquarters that the person was invited to join. Upon receipt of this information and the person's name and address, the international office will issue an invitation to join, process the new member's application, and notify the chapter.

Graduates should contact Linda C. Smith, Professor Emerita, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 or

Initiates from the Class of 2018

Denese L. Anderson
Elizabeth C. Boden
Jessica D. Followell
Ashley L. Hetrick
Sawyer A. Magnus
Amanda M. McGrory
Joseph J. Porto
Cassia R. Smith

Kimberly L. Tipton
Katherine M. Villa
Hoi Yan Wong
Erica Zhang

Initiates form the Class of 2017

Opetoritse A. Adefolalu
Sara R. Benson
Elisandro Cabada
Ryan C. Dubnicek
Katrina S. Fenlon
Grete T. Graf
Douglas A. Heintz
Elizabeth K. Hickey
Jinseok Kim
Joshua D. Lynch
Sara A. Quashnie

Initiates from the Class of 2016

Chloe K. Collins
Meg K. Dickinson
Emily A. Hardesty
Chung-Yi (Sophie) Hou
Hsiao-Ya Soong

Initiates from the Class of 2015

Naomi Bloch
Tiffany C. Chao
Jarrett J. Dapier
Rachel K. Fundator
Jeffrey A. Ginger
Lindsey K. O’Brien
Simone Sacchi
Rena K. Stoeber
Colin G. M. Van Orman