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.

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  • 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 toolkit.pbk.org. Sign up for our monthly newsletter below.

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    Have you checked out the new items in our Key Collection? In addition to our tote bag and moleskin notebook, you can now wear a Phi Beta ‘cap’pa! Share your #PBKSelfKey.

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  • Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin for the Murder of George Floyd

    Our thoughts at this moment are with the family and friends of George Floyd, along with all those who have suffered as a consequence of his tragic murder. The criminal trial and now conviction of Derek Chauvin bring a measure of justice to a death that prompted renewed calls for a reckoning with racial injustice that is long overdue.

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Behind The Key

Ezra Baeli-Wang (ΦΒΚ, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a speechwriter, poet, and essayist exploring the ways that language can shift perspectives, shape policies, and produce more equitable outcomes for all of us. His approach to this work is informed by his experience as the mixed-race child of a queer parent and a first-generation immigrant parent.