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.

Current Issue

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From the Secretary: Measuring the Value of Higher Education

We are living in a time saturated with rankings, but what we treasure most about a university experience cannot fully be captured by that which can be concretely measured.

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Arts & Sciences Initiative: The Winter of Democracy

As we look ahead to this winter and beyond, Phi Beta Kappa will continue to highlight opportunities to strengthen democracy through liberal arts and sciences education.

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Custom Tradition: Supporting Women Artisans

For the founder of Custom Tradition, Chisama Ku Penn (ΦBK, Earlham College), learning has been about centering other individuals and communities, understanding their needs as they define them.

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2021 Book Awards

​The ΦBK Book Awards are given annually to outstanding scholarly books published in the United States. See this year’s winners!