A Rare Honor

Have you been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa? An invitation to join Phi Beta Kappa recognizes and honors exceptional academic achievement in the arts and sciences. Only 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters, and these chapters select only the top 10 percent of their arts and sciences graduates to join, making Phi Beta Kappa membership one of the most prestigious honors a student can receive.

In Good Company

Since the Society's founding in 1776, 17 U.S. Presidents, 40 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and more than 130 Nobel Laureates have been inducted as members, along with countless authors, diplomats, athletes, researchers, actors, and business leaders. Famous or not, all of our members have one thing in common—their rigorous pursuit of excellence in the arts and sciences.

A Lifetime Connection

Your Phi Beta Kappa membership lasts a lifetime. It connects you with diverse, accomplished individuals in nearly every career field. Employers view Phi Beta Kappa membership as a competitive advantage and mark of personal distinction. National Humanities recipient and Phi Beta Kappa member Edward Ayers described his induction into Phi Beta Kappa as one of his most meaningful academic honors. "The key told me I belonged to a long and great tradition of learning, a tradition I should do my own small part to sustain."

A Lifetime of Opportunity

Induction into Phi Beta Kappa is just the beginning. Members in more than 50 U.S. cities may join a Phi Beta Kappa alumni association. These groups further learning and shared experience through networking, cultural, and educational events. Many associations are active in their communities, supporting partnerships and partnering with local charitable organizations. Phi Beta Kappa is also active on LinkedIn (a network of over 25,000 members all across the country), Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Instagram and YouTube - all great avenues to explore Phi Beta Kappa and connect with members.










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