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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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  • Paid Writing Internships

    Interns are needed for the Key Reporter website. Applicants must be new members of the Society and be able to complete five publishable articles over a five-month period starting in August 2022. Interns will work remotely and receive a $1,000 stipend. The deadline to apply is June 17, 2022.

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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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Behind The Key

Dr. Sophal Ear (ΦΒΚ, Occidental College) is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Global Development and Associate Professor in the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He is Chair of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Advisory Board of the Los Angeles District Attorney. He wrote and narrated the award-winning documentary film "The End/Beginning: Cambodia" (2011) and has appeared in other documentaries.