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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  • New Visiting Scholars

    We're pleased to announce the appointment of 16 Visiting Scholars for the 2020-2021 year. The scholars will make over 100 visits during the academic year, with the majority of them participating in our podcast Key Conversations with Phi Beta Kappa.

    See the Scholars Listen to Key Conversations
  • Work with Phi Beta Kappa

    The national office is currently hiring a full-time Executive Assistant to the Secretary/CEO. This position is responsible for a wide range of critical administrative functions, in addition to supporting the Society’s annual awards programs and assisting in development research, followup, and communication.

    Executive Assistant
  • 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

Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman (ΦBK, Amherst College)​ is the founding director of the Colored Conventions Project, an award-winning professor of English, African American Studies and History, and an endowed chair in Liberal Arts at Penn State University.