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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  • #PBKSelfKey Contest

    New members can share a #PBKSelfKey on Twitter or Instagram and be entered for a chance to win a Phi Beta Kappa Prize bag. The contest will end June 14, 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

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  • Writing Internships for Fall 2018

    Interns who will write news stories and report about alumni members 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 2018. Interns will work remotely and receive a $1,000 stipend. The deadline to apply is June 8, 2018.

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Behind The Key

Anmar Jerjees is a Phi Beta Kappa member graduating this year from Davidson College. He migrated as refugee from Iraq, and was determined to overcome challenges and cultural misconceptions on the path to becoming a top student at Davidson, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, and a Gaither Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.