Why accept an invitation from Phi Beta Kappa?

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Phi Beta Kappa membership: 

  • signals your exceptional achievement
  • offers lifelong membership and learning
  • connects you with a network of exceptional members
  • links you to your local communities
  • provides resources for every stage of your career
  • advocates for the arts and sciences

We provide outstanding students like you with access to experiences and networks that open doors to lifelong opportunity rooted in the power of the arts and sciences.


Phi Beta Kappa chose you for this recognition because of your academic excellence and integrity. Your achievements demonstrate breadth and depth in the arts and sciences, and a desire to experience the world from multiple viewpoints.  

You display the same intellectual curiosity shown by Phi Beta Kappa members including: physician and virologist Jonas Salk, author and humorist Mark Twain, mathematician and computer scientist Grace Hopper, U.S Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner Rita Dove, Nobel Laureate and chemist Roger Tsien, and historian John Hope Franklin to name just a few.


You have been selected to join Phi Beta Kappa for your leadership capacity and strength in critical thinking. Your accomplishments in your interdisciplinary studies show your commitment to addressing the world’s unknown challenges.

When you join Phi Beta Kappa, you become part of a legacy of change leaders that stretches back to the American Revolution including: N.A.A.C.P. founder W.E.B Dubois, U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt, journalist and feminist Gloria Steinem, environmentalist Rachel Carson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and author and activist Hellen Keller.

You exemplify qualities that show your commitment to Phi Beta Kappa’s core values and reflect your love of learning. Phi Beta Kappa would be honored to have you join our membership.