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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  • Work with Phi Beta Kappa

    The Phi Beta Kappa Society seeks an organized, creative, and collaborative
    Associate of Member Engagement to provide program and administrative support for member engagement, with a primary focus on the Society’s national network of 290 chapters and nearly 50 alumni associations.

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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, 2019, 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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  • 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

Georgene Huang (ΦBK, Cornell University)​ ​is​ ​deeply invested​ ​in​ ​improving​ ​the​ ​workplace​ ​experience for​ ​women. As​ ​the​ ​CEO​ ​and​ ​co-founder​ ​of​ ​,​ the largest career community for women online, Huang provides millions of women with career connections, career advice, and elusive intel about how specific companies treat women and value gender equality.