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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  • 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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    Have you checked out the new items in our Key Collection? In addition to our tote bag and moleskin notebook, you can now wear a Phi Beta ‘cap’pa! Share your #PBKSelfKey.

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  • ΦBK’s Youngest Member

    At 14 years old, Tanishq Abraham is the youngest known Phi Beta Kappa member. Abraham completed high school at the age of 10 and then went on to graduate with three associate’s degrees from American River College before transferring to UC Davis as a junior at just 12 years old.

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Behind The Key

Maria Oliveira is a recipient of Phi Beta Kappa's inaugural Key Into Public Service scholarship, and is currently pursuing a major in history and a minor in mathematics at the University of Connecticut-Stamford. As President of the UConn Stamford Student Government Association and a member of the Honors Student Leadership Board, she seeks to give back to her campus, improve the student experience, and engage with the community.