Since 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has championed education, fostered freedom of thought, and recognized academic excellence.
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.
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.
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.
Engage members through quarterly publications, monthly newsletters, and podcasts, providing perspectives on public affairs, literature, science, history, culture, and career development.
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
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