Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa
/fuy" bay"teuh kap"euh, bee"teuh/
1. a national honor society, founded in 1776, whose members are chosen, for lifetime membership, usually from among college undergraduates of high academic distinction.
2. a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Leading academic honour society in the U.S., which draws its membership from college and university students.

The oldest Greek-letter society in the U.S., it was founded in 1776 as a secret literary and philosophical society at the College of William and Mary. It became an honour society in the 19th century. Membership is now based on general scholarship, and new members are usually elected by Phi Beta Kappa faculty.

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