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  A Letter From Secretary Frederick M. Lawrence

"Our mission has never been more vital than it is today. There is an enormously important opportunity for us to become a more active voice in nation-wide conversations when issues pertinent to higher education and freedom of thought are debated."   

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      37 Ways Phi Beta Kappa Can Change Your Life

“Phi Beta Kappa and the education it represents can give you a better life — and now I’m not talking about doing your job, or preparing for the next one, or climbing the ladder or cashing checks. I’m talking about the kinds of things that can give you joy...”

The Key Reporter

National Arts & Sciences Initiative


Don't Take a Vacation From Advocacy This Summer

We can help you change the higher education conversation. Phi Beta Kappa has the tools you need to make the case for the arts and sciences with local, state, and national policymakers. Find out how you can help spread the word and take action today at

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Behind the Key

      The Members Behind The Key

Emily Sloan-Pace is the Professor in Residence at Zoho, a software company in Pleasanton, CA.

“I think it is imperative that people get exposed to critical thinking skills that any rigorous study in higher education should provide... More than anything, I adhere to the following mantra: Sciences (medicine, engineering, computing) make modern life possible; arts (theater, literature, music) make it worth living.”

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Love of learning is the guide of life.