By-laws and Charter
History of Phi Beta Kappa
Since Phi Beta Kappa is an academic honor society, if you've got university library access you can read more about its history in any number of academic journals!
Explore part of PBK's history by reading about the earliest Black members of the Society, or by learning about how the organization nearly expired in the mid-nineteenth century but was revived through the development of new kinds of ritual and ceremonial traditions that helped provide a sense of stability during times of rapid social change in higher education.
Explore the Society's website for more information about its history, activities, and membership.