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

  • Statement on Race-Conscious Admissions and the Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision with respect to the race-conscious admissions policies of the Harvard University and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. The Phi Beta Kappa Society strongly disagrees with the majority opinion which prohibits the consideration of race or ethnicity in admissions and is concerned about the implications of this decision for recruitment, scholarships, affinity groups, housing and other programming.

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  • Arts

    The Arts, Humanities and Sciences Need Your Voice Now

    Now more than ever, we must make the case about the value of the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa has the tools you need to make the case for the arts and sciences with local, state, and national policymakers. Find out how you can help spread the word and take action today at Sign up for our monthly newsletter below.

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  • Protect Academic Freedom

    Want to help protect higher education against attacks on academic freedom? Your personalized emails and letters to elected officials can make a big impact. Visit our Toolkit to find sample emails that you can send to your legislators.

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Behind The Key

Hannah Withiam (ΦΒΚ, Hamilton College) was most recently the Senior Managing Editor at Just Women's Sports. Previously, she served as a managing editor at The Athletic, where she helped launch their WNBA and Women's College Basketball verticals, and as a sports reporter/producer at the New York Post. A 2016 graduate of Hamilton College, where she captained the women's soccer and lacrosse teams, Hannah seeks to close the gap in media coverage between men's and women's sports through her work.

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