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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  • Affirming Our Values

    The Phi Beta Kappa Society stands with those who protest racism, police brutality, and injustice against people and communities of color, especially the Black community. The ideals of liberal arts and sciences education and rigorous scholarship should empower us to face the structures that perpetuate racism, to voice our demands for change, and to hold our democracy to the highest standards.

  • Phi Beta Kappa’s Response to COVID-19

    Phi Beta Kappa has served as a beacon throughout American history, championing enduring values of truth, learning and service since 1776. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is testing our country’s strength — physically, economically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. We are deeply grateful to all of Phi Beta Kappa’s members, volunteers, staff, and friends, each playing a part in responding to this unfolding crisis.

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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 Sign up for our monthly newsletter below.

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Behind The Key

Jordan Mosby is a recent graduate of Morehouse College, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Sociology at Brown University.