Purpose

Phi Beta Kappa exists to recognize and foster excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The objectives of liberal learning espoused by Phi Beta Kappa include not merely knowledge but also intellectual honesty, tolerance, and a broad range of intellectual interests. A member's gold key is symbolic of academic distinction, and membership indicates outstanding achievement in learning. Indeed, the Society's motto cites wisdom as "the guide to life."

Officers:
  • Grady Ballenger, President
  • Susan Peppers-Bates, Vice-President
  • Terry Grieb, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Karen Ryan, Historian