The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the United States’ oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary, the Society celebrates academic excellence and sponsors activities that promote education in the liberal arts and sciences. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University Theta of Minnesota Chapter was granted a charter in 2010. 

Phi Beta Kappa currently has 293 chapters at leading colleges and universities nationwide. Each year, chapters select and invite a small number of exemplary students to become lifelong members of Phi Beta Kappa. Students can regard an invitation to membership as both a well-deserved recognition of their intellectual curiosity, hard work, and wide-ranging academic pursuits and as a prestigious honor that will set them apart to graduate programs or employers. New members of Phi Beta Kappa are joining a national network of change agents and high achievers; notable members of Phi Beta Kappa include 17 U.S. presidents, 42 Supreme Court Justices, and more than 150 Nobel Laureates. The national Phi Beta Kappa office further explains “Why Accept an Invitation from Phi Beta Kappa?” here.

Congratulations to our 2023 inductees! PBK recognizes 43 students for academic excellence.

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