Every year, Phi Beta Kappa's 293 chapters at U.S. undergraduate institutions induct exemplary juniors and seniors who excelled in a rigorous arts and sciences education.
Prior to sheltering a chapter, colleges and universities undergo an extensive evaluation process. Phi Beta Kappa grants charters triennially, adding our most recent chapters in 2021.
Phi Beta Kappa faculty and staff members lead chapters and oversee student selection and induction, conferring lifelong membership in the Society.
Phi Beta Kappa chapters also sponsor campus programs and activities to promote education in the liberal arts and sciences, including: