Established in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. The mission of Phi Beta Kappa is to advocate for a rigorous liberal arts education, to promote the love of learning as a fundamental value, and to recognize and reward academic excellence in its many forms. We are looking for a new generation of members who are flexible and independent thinkers and who have had the courage to challenge themselves beyond their intellectual comfort zones. More information on the history and purpose of the society can be found on the website of the national organization.
updated May 12, 2020