The T.I.L.K.A. Society was founded at the University in 1889. Its principal object is to bring together a group of students who will work to advance the ideals and preserve the traditions of the University. These men are selected for membership not only for what they have done, but also for what they will do in their remaining years at the University. A student becomes eligible for membership when he is in his fourth semester, all semesters having been spent at UVA.