Phi Beta Kappa is the key that
opens doors to lifelong opportunity.

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Since 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has championed education, fostered freedom of thought, and recognized academic excellence. 

As America’s most prestigious
academic honor society, we:

 
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Honor the best and brightest liberal arts and sciences undergraduates from 286 top schools across the nation through a highly selective, merit-based invitation process.

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Advocate for the importance of liberal arts and sciences education through our National Arts & Sciences Initiative, and equip members with information and tools to thoughtfully engage in American society as leaders, volunteers, and citizens.

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Connect members to a diverse network of high achievers, and provide opportunities to participate in engaging events offered by the national office, our local chapters, and alumni associations.

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Engage members through quarterly publications, monthly newsletters, and podcasts, providing perspectives on public affairs, literature, science, history, culture, and career development.

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Recognize the exceptional achievement of writers and scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics to show how curiosity and creativity cultivated by a liberal arts and sciences education are essential to making the most of life's experiences and should be available to everyone.

Members include 17 U.S.
Presidents
, 40 Supreme Court
Justices
,
and more than 140
Nobel Laureates.

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