Welcome to the Zeta of Wisconsin Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Marquette University. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa
is the oldest, most respected, and most selective academic honor society in the United States. Members include 17 United States Presidents, 38 United States Supreme Court Justices, and 136 Nobel Laureates. Students are elected from the highest ranks of their classes on the basis of scholarly excellence in liberal studies.
Phi Beta Kappa membership is lifelong, and granted to the best and brightest liberal arts and sciences undergraduates from 286 top schools across the nation. The organization equips members with information and tools to thoughtfully engage in American society as leaders, volunteers and citizens. Only about one percent of the nation's students are elected as members each year.
In addition to granting membership to the top undergraduate juniors and seniors in liberal studies each year, Phi Beta Kappa has a rich presence among its resident members
, who are faculty, staff and leadership from a variety of colleges and departments at Marquette University.