Phi Beta Kappa History
"Dear friends, there is a live tradition in the air around us as well, a tradition of curricular debates and football coaches and poets and alumni who went far away but never quite forgot their old college. We learn from our history that this college can respect even those who disagree with its institutional decisions, that our traditions have a dark side of prejudice, and that even those who go furthest away can remember this small college with affection.
"What we love well, our true heritage, is above all the teaching and learning that goes on here, one person to another, very different kinds of people interacting and arguing and coming to care about each other, as people at Wabash do in 2007 and did in 1907 and have ever since our founders knelt in the snow in the midst of the frontier forest a hundred and seventy-five years ago this year."
Profile Trent Rogers elected as a Junior (2006)
Phi Beta Visiting Scholar Dr. Richard Leppert (2004)
Phi Beta Kappa Colloquium: Are the Liberal Arts Distinctively Western? (2003)