Greek Life – A Brief History of Phi Beta Kappa at Brown
Selected Items On View From the Brown University Archives
For over 200 years Phi Beta Kappa has celebrated academic achievement and advocated for freedom of thought. It is the oldest and most prestigious academic honors society in the United States.
The Rhode Island Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded at Brown University in 1830. Brown students elected to Phi Beta Kappa join a tradition that exemplifies the Phi Beta Kappa motto “Love of learning is the guide of life,” symbolized in the gold key. Membership is diverse, connecting U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Nobel Laureates, authors, diplomats, athletes, researchers, actors, and business leaders.
Dates: February 6 – March 30, 2018
Time: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library Hours
Location: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, 10 Prospect Street, Providence