About Phi Beta Kappa

Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest honor society, with chapters at 280 of the foremost institutions of higher education across the country.  One cannot “apply” for membership.  Almost all members are elected by the chapters from candidates for degrees in liberal arts and sciences, usually from the top 10% of the graduating class.

The Beta of Michigan chapter at Albion College, established in 1940, was the second chapter in the state of Michigan and the first at a liberal arts college in the state.


To learn more about Phi Beta Kappa, go to the Phi Beta Kappa website.