News and Features

  Three Core Principles of Free Expression on Campus

ΦΒΚ Secretary/CEO Fred Lawrence and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Marimow recently spoke on "The Contours of Free Expression on Campus" at Trinity College.

They write in The Philadelphia Inquirer "The core principles that emerged from our discussion offer a way forward, and a framework for engaging campus communities in considering the importance of the First Amendment in a democracy."

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      Paid Writing Internships with The Key Reporter

Interns who will write news stories and report about alumni members are needed for the Key Reporter website. Applicants must be new members of the Society and be able to complete five publishable articles over a five-month period starting in January 2018.

Interns will work remotely and receive a $1,000 stipend. The deadline to apply is November 10.

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National Arts & Sciences Initiative


The Arts, Humanities and Sciences Need Your Voice Now

Now more than ever, we must make the case about the value of the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa has the tools you need to make the case for the arts and sciences with local, state, and national policymakers. Find out how you can help spread the word and take action today at

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Behind the Key

      The Members Behind The Key

Media executive Tony Maciulis and journalist and noted author George Anders recently moderated Key Connections panel discussions for new Phi Beta Kappa inductees. We wanted to share some of their insights in this month's Behind the Key.

"During high-anxiety moments, knowing that I'd somehow made it through college at a Phi Beta Kappa-level of success made it easier to believe that somehow, I might be able to master these new challenges, too." - George Anders 

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