Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest honorary society, founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Probably the most prestigious honorary for the liberal arts in the United States, it now has chapters at approximately 280 of our foremost institutions of higher learning. The Washington University Chapter was established in 1914 as the Beta Chapter in the state of Missouri.
The goal of Phi Beta Kappa is to encourage humane learning, a goal which includes not merely superior achievement but also a broad range of interests in the liberal arts, depth of understanding, and a high regard for intellectual honesty and tolerance.
Beta of Missouri Chapter Officers
Professor Vince Sherry
Dr. Dirk Killen
Professor Leonard Green