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

  • Memorial Service for John Churchill

    We are sad to announce that Dr. John Churchill, former Secretary/CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, passed away on Saturday, November 16. He was the ninth Secretary of Phi Beta Kappa, serving with great distinction from 2001 to 2016.

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  • Work with Phi Beta Kappa

    The national office is currently hiring a full-time Donor Relations Manager, and two part-time spring internship positions, a Communications & Member Engagement Intern, and a National Arts & Sciences Initiative Intern.

    Donor Relations Manager Paid Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa's Key into Public Service

    The program will connect arts and sciences students with scholarships and public sector opportunities. ΦBK will award $5,000 scholarships to a cohort of 20 rising sophomore, junior, and senior liberal arts and science majors with a demonstrated interest in public sector work. Additionally, the Society will provide in-person training, mentoring, and pathways into public service for recipients.

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Behind The Key

Madison Montemayor graduated from Willamette University as a Phi Beta Kappa member with majors in Psychology and Communications. She currently works as a Senior Analyst of Yield Management at Fox Corporation, and serves a board member for the New York Phi Beta Kappa Association's Young Professionals Network.