The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation's most prestigious academic honor society. With well over 500,000 members worldwide, the Society champions education in the liberal arts and sciences, fosters freedom of thought, and recognizes academic excellence. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is widely recognized as a mark of distinguished accomplishment. Last year, the Society welcomed more than 20,000 new students to membership on nearly 300 college and university campuses across the country. The Society supports the work of more than 40 volunteer-led alumni associations and publishes a quarterly magazine, The American Scholar, and a quarterly alumni newsletter, The Key Reporter.
Through the work of a dedicated team in the national office in Washington, D.C., we engage and communicate with our members and volunteers to foster a sense of community, and to promote the diverse opportunities we offer, including volunteer-led programs, networking, and lifelong learning. The Society also serves as a prominent national advocate for the importance of the arts and sciences in higher education and in communities across the country.