Love of Learning is the Guide of Life

Since our founding in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has celebrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and championed freedom of thought. As America’s most prestigious academic honor society, we are uniquely equipped to advocate for the value and benefits of liberal arts and sciences education.

News & Features

  • The Yamashita Family’s ΦBK Legacy

    From a World War II internment camp to the current global pandemic, the Yamashita family shares their story of three generations of Phi Beta Kappa members in The Key Reporter.

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  • Help Celebrate Our Anniversary

    On December 5, Phi Beta Kappa turns 244. Here are some ways you can help us celebrate this milestone...

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  • Affirming Our Values

    The Phi Beta Kappa Society stands with those who protest racism, police brutality, and injustice against people and communities of color, especially the Black community. The ideals of liberal arts and sciences education and rigorous scholarship should empower us to face the structures that perpetuate racism, to voice our demands for change, and to hold our democracy to the highest standards.

Behind The Key

Maria Oliveira is a recipient of Phi Beta Kappa's inaugural Key Into Public Service scholarship, and is currently pursuing a major in history and a minor in mathematics at the University of Connecticut-Stamford. As President of the UConn Stamford Student Government Association and a member of the Honors Student Leadership Board, she seeks to give back to her campus, improve the student experience, and engage with the community.