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Phi Betta Kappa
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Phi Beta Kappa is an academic honor society.

It was founded by five students at the College of William and Mary in 1776, based on the principles of freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression.

Campus chapters invite outstanding arts and sciences students to join the society, which sponsors activities to advance the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.