Official Chapter Name:
Gamma of The District of Columbia Chapter at Howard University
Phi Beta Kappa, is the oldest national liberal arts collegiate honor society in the United States. It celebrates academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and encourages members to engage in life-long learning beyond college or university studies. Phi Beta Kappa has, for over 230 years, recognized exemplary academic performance in the liberal arts and sciences, through its 280 chapters, one of which has been housed here on the Howard University campus since 1953. The Society champions and fosters the value of study in the liberal arts and sciences as the best preparation of students for life and leadership in the years after graduation. It counts among its living members a number of U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives, academic professors and administrators, business executives, and men and women in all walks of life who continue throughout their lives to value the life of the mind and intellectual activity. To learn more about Phi Beta Kappa, please go the Society’s website: www.pbk.org/
The Phi Beta Kappa Society was founded on December 5, 1776.
The motto is Philosphia Bίou Kybernétes: Love of learning is the guide of life.