Affiliated Groups

Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) was founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary. Since then, Phi Beta Kappa has evolved to become the nation's leading advocate for the liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level.
 
The Society's distinctive emblem, a golden key, is widely recognized as a symbol of academic achievement. 

Phi Beta Kappa elects over 15,000 new members a year from 286 chapters across the United States.

The DC PBK Association is in the PBK South Atlantic District and is one of over 50 Phi Beta Kappa associations in cities throughout the United States. These associations support the ideals of the Society through academic, social, and community-based programs.