News and Features

  Key Connections is Coming!

Join Phi Beta Kappa this fall for our inaugural Key Connections event series. From late August through mid-September, Phi Beta Kappa associations in more than 20 cities across the country will host social and networking events designed to help members connect. The occasions also will serve as a special welcome for our newest Phi Beta Kappa members.

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      What I Learned as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Sterling Professor of Spanish at Yale University Rolena Adorno, who recently received the Modern Language Association’s Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement, reflects on her year as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar in The Key Reporter:

"The reader will be surprised to learn (as was I) that my seemingly remote and esoteric-sounding interests generated eight invitations and, therefore, eight unique and unforgettable campus visits."

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National Arts & Sciences Initiative


The Arts, Humanities and Sciences Need Your Voice Now

Now more than ever, we must make the case about the value of the liberal arts and sciences. 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

Robert Cooper (ΦΒΚ, Williams College) is a scientist who believes in the importance of public conversations about science. He volunteers at science outreach events and was a lead organizer for the March for Science in San Diego, California. After studying physics in college and graduating from Princeton University with a PhD in molecular biology, he is now completing a postdoc at UC San Diego.    

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