From the Secretary

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From the Secretary: New Chapter Installations

This spring we welcomed our three newest chapters located at Providence College, Rollins College, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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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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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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From the Secretary: Report from the Triennial Council

This past summer, we convened the 46th ΦBK Triennial Council, the first ever to be entirely virtual. We gathered to celebrate the fundamental role that liberal arts and sciences education plays in our society and our democracy.

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From the Secretary: A Look Back at ΦΒΚ’s Values in a Year of Pandemic

Three lessons in particular emerge from the crisis, the first two of which concern the critical importance of the liberal arts and sciences for our time.

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From the Secretary: Collaboration with Chapters and Campus Leadership

We are reaching out to engage at the campus level as more institutions confront hard choices and as those choices threaten to undermine the possibilities for a robust arts and sciences experience.

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From the Secretary: The Value of Liberal Education to Democracy

Liberal education in particular cultivates the capacity to deal with complexity and diversity and not be threatened by differences of opinion.

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From the Secretary: A Year of Uncertainties and Opportunities

The creativity and energy characteristic of the liberal arts enables us to continue our growth and our positive impact on the lives of our members and our nation.

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From the Secretary: Love of Learning in a Time of Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the resilience, generosity, and courage of our ΦBK family.

From the Secretary: Commitment to the Common Good

Phi Beta Kappa has a unique voice to contribute to conversations that matter today.

From the Secretary: ΦBK’s Nonpartisan Advocacy

Phi Beta Kappa addresses efforts to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

From the Secretary: Shifting Perceptions of Higher Education

Phi Beta Kappa has an important role to play in affirming the benefits of education, especially liberal arts education, for all of society.