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Phi Beta Kappa

Who Belongs to Phi Beta Kappa?

Seventeen U.S. Presidents, 38 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and 136 Nobel laureates can be counted among the ranks of Phi Beta Kappa members. Famous or not, all of our members have one thing in common — the pursuit of excellence

Phi Beta Kappa at Wabash College

Our chapter at Wabash College was chartered in 1898, the 42nd chapter of the society and the second in the state of Indiana. Over the past century, some 1,300 men have been inducted to Phi Beta Kappa at Wabash. As an early founding chapter, we have the honor of electing up to one-eighth of the graduating seniors whose grade averages are the highest. The requirements for election to Phi Beta Kappa at Wabash College are determined by the by-laws of the Wabash Chapter, which consists of Phi Beta Kappa members of the College faculty and staff.

Group photo from 2019 Initiation

Initiation 2019 (Album 1)        Initiation 2019 (Album 2)

News and photo albums for prior years:

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2007   2008 2009  2010 2011
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2017 2018      


Celebrating the 240th Birthday of Phi Beta Kappa during Keys to Action Week December 5-10, 2016

Phi Beta Kappa member Susan Albrecht (Earlham) joins former President Amanda Ingram (The College of William & Mary) in welcoming all to enjoy the cookies made by our President in honor of the 240th birthday of Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa Cookies!