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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  • Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin for the Murder of George Floyd

    Our thoughts at this moment are with the family and friends of George Floyd, along with all those who have suffered as a consequence of his tragic murder. The criminal trial and now conviction of Derek Chauvin bring a measure of justice to a death that prompted renewed calls for a reckoning with racial injustice that is long overdue.

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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, LinkedIn, or Instagram and be entered for a chance to win a Phi Beta Kappa Prize bag. The contest will end June 30, 2021, 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

Collin Edouard (ΦBK, City College of New York) is a musician and choir director with extensive experience in primary and secondary education. Currently a professor of music at Seminole State College of Florida, he was awarded the Gates Cambridge scholarship in 2019.