In addition to supporting the PBK mission of fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, members gain the opportunity to participate in the wide range of activities offered by the DC Area Association, to receive our monthly Newsletter with information on past and present events, and to enjoy the company of new friends.

To become a member of DC-PBK, please Join Us by registering and creating a new account with us. You can either pay your yearly dues online or mail a check to the Treasurer. General dues are a very modest $30.00 a year but membership is free to PBK members who graduated within the same year or previous year, an even better bargain!

Recent Graduates: Recent grads are members who have graduated in the current or previous calendar year.  Once you have registered, you will be offered the option to select a free membership, which will grant your membership until December 31 of the year following the date of your graduation. You may also opt to pay regular dues and donate to the association to support our programs.

***Please note that if you register as a recent graduate, you may receive an automatic email shortly thereafter telling you that your membership has expired, if you did indeed graduate this year or lasy year, please disregard this email. We are working to update our website which is the source of these problems. You will receive an official email from us in December/January when your membership is about to expire.***

Checks should be written out to "The D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa Association" with the Memo: "Annual Dues" and should be mailed to: 

Treasurer DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association
8601 Burdette Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20817

If you are already registered with us, please log in to pay your annual dues online.

More about membership:

  • Your membership year is rolling based on when you last paid.
  • Except for recent graduates, you must pay $30 dues each year to be considered a member-in-good-standing.
  • Members-in-good-standing and their guests will receive priority attendance to events over all other association members and access to any events that are for members-in good-standing only.
  • Contributions to the Association support our high school scholarship program, membership outreach, council assessments and more. Please contact us if you desire additional details. 
  • All contributions to the DC Phi Beta Kappa Association are tax-deductible.
  • Dues/contributions to the DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association are separate from contributions to your college chapter or to the national Phi Beta Kappa Society.
  • Our membership list is used only for the purposes of the Association. It will not be used for commercial or political solicitation.
  • You must reside in Washington D.C. or its environs in order to join the Association.

To Learn about recognition at the Gold Membership level, click here!

If you're not already a member, join the DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association today!