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Why You Should Join

An invitation to join Phi Beta Kappa recognizes and honors exceptional academic achievement in the arts and sciences

Have you been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa? Congratulations! As you decide whether to accept, consider these benefits of society membership.

Mark of Excellence

Membership in the oldest, best-known honor society conveys your commitment to learning and outstanding academic record. Phi Beta Kappa provides a widely recognized indicator of excellence for your résumé.

Lifetime Membership

Pay one fee now and be a member for life. (If this fee is a financial hardship, the Drake chapter has limited funds to defray it. If needed, please apply using the Drake Phi Beta Kappa Financial Assistance Request form, submitting it to the current President.) 


More than 50 U.S. cities offer Phi Beta Kappa alumni associations. You can also connect with other members through The Key Reporter and social media platforms, including a members-only LinkedIn group.


Phi Beta Kappa supports freedom of inquiry and expression and advocates for the arts and sciences.

And More

Please visit the national site for further information about the benefits of joining Phi Beta Kappa.


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