The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. It was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary. The Society celebrates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences - the natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and humanities - and sponsors activities to advance these studies.
Its campus chapters, including College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Theta of Minnesota Chapter, invite to membership the most outstanding students from the nation's leading colleges and universities. Each year, about one college senior in a hundred, nationwide, is invited to join. Invitations are issued each spring to CSB/SJU students who meet defined criteria, and our annual induction ceremony is held in April.
Membership in Phi Beta Kappa shows one's commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to scientific inquiry, creative endeavor, and freedom of expression.
In the News: Phi Beta Kappa Set to Induct Eighth Cohort into CSB/SJU Chapter
Key Connections Events: September 7-10, 2017
Regional PBK alumni associations will host events to welcome recent initiates into the PBK community. More info
PBK Visiting Scholar Lecture: October 12-13, 2017
Prof. David L. Haberman will be at CSB/SJU.