Phi Beta Kappa's quarterly for members offers compelling news about the Society's diverse programs, the importance of our mission today, our accomplished alumni, and noteworthy books to satisfy a variety of interests in the liberal arts and sciences. The Key Reporter and all of Phi Beta Kappa's programs and activities are made possible by donors like you.

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From the Secretary: Climb High and Far

Each of the approximately 20,000 students who will become new members this year has a unique story, and each has achieved a level of excellence in the liberal arts and sciences that will stand them in good stead throughout their lives and careers in an ever-changing world.

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2022-2023 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars

Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. Meet our scholars for the coming academic year!

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Book Clubs Spark Community and Inspiration

Coast to coast, Phi Beta Kappa associations continue to host monthly book group meetings, offering members a chance to dive into classics, new favorites, and topics of the day through a historical lens. Check ΦBK’s website for a meeting near you!

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Interview with Alice Baumgartner

South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War by Alice Baumgartner (Basic Books) is the 2021 recipient of ΦBK’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award.