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

    Are you passionate about the liberal arts and sciences? Looking to join a creative and dynamic workplace that appreciates your love of learning for all of life? The national office is currently a full-time Member Engagement Manager. We are also hiring two part-time, paid, remote summer interns: Event & Advocacy Intern and Communications & Member Engagement Intern.

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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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  • 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

Anne Wallestad (ΦBK, Drake University) serves as president and CEO of BoardSource, a globally recognized nonprofit focused on strengthening nonprofit leadership at the highest level—the board of directors. An award-winning veteran of nonprofit leadership, she has held leadership roles with a number of national and local organizations including more than seven years of leadership in the movement for LGBT civil rights at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and the Human Rights Campaign.