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.

News & Features

  • Join Us for Virtual Event with National Women's History Museum

    On December 5 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, Phi Beta Kappa will host a virtual conversation with National Women's History Museum entitled "The Power of Story: Perspectives from the National Women's History Museum." ΦBK senator, Dolores Durán-Cerda will moderate a conversation with NWHM President Frédérique Irwin and Associate Educator, Digital Learning and Innovation, Emma Rothberg.

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  • Statement on Race-Conscious Admissions and the Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision with respect to the race-conscious admissions policies of the Harvard University and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. The Phi Beta Kappa Society strongly disagrees with the majority opinion which prohibits the consideration of race or ethnicity in admissions and is concerned about the implications of this decision for recruitment, scholarships, affinity groups, housing and other programming.

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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

Katarina Bromkamp (ΦΒΚ, College of William & Mary) is the Founder, President, and Executive Director of First-Gen Place, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Katarina founded at 19 with the mission of empowering fellow first-generation students to succeed in college and beyond. Most recently, Katarina oversaw the launch of First-Gen Place’s website, and she is currently working to develop First-Gen Place’s mentorship program for first-generation college students.