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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  • An Evening In Conversation

    Join us for a conversation with award winning authors Annette Gordon-Reed and Viet Thanh Nguyen, moderated by National Museum of African American History and Culture Director Kevin Young. The virtual event will take place in conjunction with Gordon-Reed and Nguyen being presented with awards by the Society. The livestream will begin on Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET, and is open to the public.

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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 2021 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 2021 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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Behind The Key

Siqi Mou (ΦΒΚ, Stanford University) is an entrepreneur whose career so far has ranged from banking to television. Today she is cofounder and CEO of HelloAva, an AI powered personal skincare consultant that customizes a routine of curated products. She also serves on the Board of the New York Youth Symphony.