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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  • Work with Phi Beta Kappa

    The national office of The Phi Beta Kappa Society has two paid internship positions opening up this fall, including a Communications Intern, and a National Arts & Sciences Initiative Intern.

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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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    Each Tuesday, The American Scholar's readers contribute a new line of verse—or a completed poem—in collaboration with a renowned poet.

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Behind The Key

Jeffrey Hom (ΦBK, Bowdoin College)​ is a policy advisor in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, where he provides guidance to the Health Commissioner on programs and policies related to the wellbeing of all Philadelphians. His present focus is on substance use, in particular issues around access to treatment and overdose prevention. He is also a board-certified internist and cares for patients at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia.