“The key that opens doors to lifelong opportunity”
Since its founding in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has celebrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and championed freedom of thought. As America’s most prestigious academic honor society, it is uniquely equipped to advocate for the value and benefits of liberal arts and sciences education. Phi Beta Kappa believes the curiosity and creativity cultivated by a liberal arts and sciences education are essential to making the most of life’s experiences. Since its founding, 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. Click here to read more about Phi Beta Kappa. Purdue University is in the process of reinvigorating its Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
- Honors the best and brightest liberal arts and sciences undergraduates from 286 top schools across the nation
- Grants lifelong membership through a highly selective, merit-based invitation process that takes into consideration academic success and breadth of study
- Connects members to a diverse network of high achievers who are active in science and health care, business and technology, the arts and humanities, and law and philanthropy
- Advocates for the importance of liberal arts education through our National Arts & Science Initiative
- Provides opportunities to participate in engaging events, programs and community service projects
- Equips members with information and tools to thoughtfully engage in American society as leaders, volunteers and citizens