Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is this nation's oldest and best known society for recognition of academic excellence and scholarly achievement. Election to membership in Phi Beta Kappa is one of the highest honors that an undergraduate student may earn.

The purpose of Phi Beta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship, friendship, and cultural interests, and to support excellence and integrity in the pursuit of the liberal arts and sciences.

The Zeta Chapter of Florida was granted to Eckerd College at the 40th Council in 2003, a distinction granted to only 270 colleges and universities nationwide.

Foundation Members