Founded on December 5, 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society. It has chapters at 286 colleges and universities in the United States, 50 alumni associations, and more than half a million members worldwide. Noteworthy members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 40 Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States and more than 130 Nobel Laureates. The mission of The Phi Beta Kappa Society is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, foster freedom of thought, and recognize academic excellence.
The Society is a reliable and expert source for information, commentary, and analysis on:
- higher education policies and trends
- free speech, academic freedom, and bias crime
- liberal arts and sciences education in a variety of contexts
- leadership development and civic engagement