About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral degree-granting university designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. The university offers a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth to a diverse and capable student body. Also listed among the National Science Foundation’s Top 100 research universities, MSU provides access and opportunity to students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. With a strong portfolio in the humanities, MSU’s largest academic unit is its College of Arts and Sciences, which includes more than 5,300 students, 300 full-time faculty members, nine doctoral programs and 25 academic majors offered in 14 departments. MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.
About The Phi Beta Kappa Society
Founded on Dec. 5, 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation's most prestigious academic honor society. It has chapters at 287 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, 41 U.S. Supreme Court Justices and more than 140 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. For more information, visit www.pbk.org.