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Honor Society Phi Beta Kappa Was Founded
December 5, 1776

You probably have an Honor Roll or list for students at your school with outstanding achievements and high grades, and perhaps you're on it. At the college level, there is Phi Beta Kappa. Founded at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, on December 5, 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is America's most prestigious honor society. Membership in the organization is based on outstanding achievement in the liberal arts and sciences and typically limited to students in the upper tenth of their graduating class. But it's changed a lot from its beginnings.
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