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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  • 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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  • #PBKSelfKey Contest

    New members can share a #PBKSelfKey on Twitter or Instagram and be entered for a chance to win a Phi Beta Kappa Prize bag. The contest will end June 16, 2020, after which we'll choose one winner selected at random from all eligible photos. You can learn more about the official rules and details below.

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Behind The Key

Dominique Earland (ΦBK, Southern Methodist University)​ is currently in her first year of medical school training at the University of Minnesota. She plans to pursue clinical epidemiology research and become a physician who serves vulnerable populations. During her time as an undergraduate at SMU, Earland focused on strengthening women’s health rights and education through her academic and service work.

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