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About Alumni Associations


Join a Phi Beta Kappa Association!
Almost 60 Phi Beta Kappa alumni associations welcome ΦBK members to continue their affiliation with the Society through life. Associations have been part of the ΦBK family dating back to 1877 with the first in New York City. We’ve built alumni bases in both large and small communities throughout the country since then, with our newest hub in London, the first international association since World War II.

Association activities are varied and creative, with many offering a mix of programs and events of professional, cultural, and intellectual interest. Members can enjoy young professional networks, mentorships with other members, group theater outings, guided walking tours of local historic districts, book clubs, conversations with authors, community service days and more.

Most associations also award scholarships to outstanding high school and college students. Some associations present other prizes for student achievement and for excellence in teaching. Associations often collaborate with their local ϴBK chapters to organize lectures and awards. To learn about association events, go to the ΦBK Calendar.

To find an association near you, visit our Association Directory.
Starting an Association in your area:

If you wish to organize a group of Phi Beta Kappa alumni in your area, you will find the process involved and other helpful information in the Associations Handbook.

For more detailed information and help along the way, please contact Ann McCulloch, the National PBK Office’s Director of Chapter and Association Relations at amcculloch@pbk.org.

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