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Phi Beta Kappa

Since 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has championed education in the arts and sciences, fostered freedom of thought, and recognized academic excellence as America’s most prestigious academic honor society. The top 10% of Miami’s undergraduate seniors in the arts and sciences are offered an invitation to join the Miami University Iota of Ohio Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in their final semester.



Phi Beta Kappa membership:

  • signals your exceptional academic achievement
  • offers you lifelong membership and learning
  • connects you with a diverse network of accomplished members
  • links you to your local communities of fellow Phi Beta Kappa members
  • provides you with resources for every stage of your career
  • gives you tools to advocate for the arts and sciences

Phi Beta Kappa provide outstanding students with experiences and networks that open doors to lifelong opportunities rooted in the power of the arts and sciences.

To accept your membership in Phi Beta Kappa, visit the national website. Select the Miami University chapter and enter the Miami University passcode. This passcode is in your email invitation from the chapter president Whitney Womack Smith, Ph.D. If you have questions about membership, contact Dr. Smith at

student and PBK key

Resources for Members


Students are encouraged to use the Phi Beta Kappa national website for additional information and resources: