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ΦBK Alumni Pursues a Run for Congress

“There’s something special about this moment and wanting to be involved in public service because the challenges are so big but the rewards are so promising.” — Gabe Amo (ΦBK, Wheaton College)

Lisa Hendrickson

ΦBK Author Focuses on Women Ranchers in the American West

Lisa Hendrickson’s (ΦBK, DePauw University) latest book, Burning the Breeze, is a WILLA Literary Award Finalist in Creative Nonfiction.

Doris Allen

UMaine Induction Honors the Memory of Doris Twitchell Allen

A renowned child psychologist, Allen (ΦBK, University of Maine) is the founder of Children’s International Summer Villages and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

Mercer Induction 2023

Welcome to Our Newest Phi Beta Kappa Members

Spring into summer is typically the busiest time on chapter campuses, with more than 290 chapters inducting new Phi Beta Kappa members at ceremonies across the country as the academic year draws to a close. This year, as last year, we are pleased to welcome nearly 20,000 new student members who have excelled in their study of the liberal arts and sciences. 

Sudip Bose

Sudip Bose, Our New Editor at The American Scholar

In December 2022, Sudip Bose was named the new editor of The American Scholar, the quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, the arts and sciences, and culture published by Phi Beta Kappa since 1932.

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Join Us for Key Connections This Fall

For the seventh consecutive year, Phi Beta Kappa is partnering with its network of local alumni associations to host Key Connections events in fall 2023.

KIPS 2023

2023 Key into Public Service Scholars

Inspired by many Phi Beta Kappa members who have shaped the course of our nation through local, state, and federal service, the Society proudly announces the 20 recipients of the Key into Public Service scholarships.

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From the Secretary: Advocate for the Liberal Arts and Sciences

This is the season when two core aspects of our Phi Beta Kappa mission converge: the recognition of academic excellence on our campuses and our advocacy for the liberal arts and sciences.

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Standing for Solutions: The Art of Numbers in Samiha Islam’s Activism

Recent Key into Public Service Scholar Samiha Islam from the University at Buffalo has also been named a Truman Scholar for her work in public service leadership.

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Gladys Heldman’s Legacy

Gladys Heldman (ΦBK, Stanford University) was the founder of the Virginia Slims Circuit, which in time became the Women’s Tennis Association Tour. The WTA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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Attorney Turned Poet Captures ΦBK’s Multi-Disciplinary Spirit

Jacqueline Sullivan (ΦBK, College of the Holy Cross) has found success in multiple areas of her career. A long-time trial attorney, she recently published her debut chapbook, The Early Days of This (Finishing Line Press 2022).

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Violist Amy Hess Responds to Pandemic by Creating a New Music Program

Amy Hess (ΦBK, Oberlin College) is the co-founder of the Fulton Music Society, a nonprofit organization that helps develop well-rounded musicians through a diverse, holistic curriculum.