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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  • The 2022 Summer Reading List is Here

    What makes summer truly great? Carving out time for leisurely reading, whether it’s by the pool, at the beach, or even just in your own living room. The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s 2022 Summer Reading List offers a selection of books that will deepen your love of learning and let you explore a wide range of subjects.

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  • Shop Phi Beta Kappa

    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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Behind The Key

Arushi Raina (ΦΒΚ, Vassar College) is the author of "When Morning Comes" and Director of Commercialization at Praxis Spinal Cord Institute. She is passionate about creativity, health equity, innovation and climate change. She grew up in South Africa and has lived in 7 countries, and currently lives in Vancouver. She was awarded the British Columbia "30 Under 30" award in 2020 for her work across both her disciplines.