Thorne Winter



James Flannery





The Atlanta Association is a growing organization in the Atlanta metro area. Our members cover a wide range of backgrounds and professions, but all of us are interested in advancing Phi Beta Kappa’s ideals of recognizing student excellence, advocating for the arts and sciences in our community, and furthering our own love of learning.

Did you know that there are more than 9,200 Phi Beta Kappa members in the Atlanta area?


If you are one of these members, join the Atlanta Phi Beta Kappa Association! Our association has a rich 18 year history and provides Atlanta area members with opportunities for networking and socializing, taking advantage of the city’s rich culture and history. We also sponsor an annual scholarship award that recognizes some of the region’s most successful high school seniors.


The Association is seeking to grow membership and expand programming. Reach out to us to learn more about plans for 2016 and beyond!


About the Atlanta Association

Since our founding in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has celebrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and championed freedom of thought. As America’s most prestigious academic honor society, we are uniquely equipped to advocate for the value and benefits of liberal arts and sciences education. We do this because we believe the curiosity and creativity cultivated by a liberal arts and sciences education are essential to making the most of life’s experiences. At Phi Beta Kappa, we are the key that opens doors to lifelong opportunity.
  • Chapters at 286 colleges and universities in the United States

  • Nearly 50 alumni associations

  • More than half a million members worldwide

  • Noteworthy members include:

    • 17 U.S. presidents

    • 39 Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States

    • Over 130 Nobel Laureates


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The Atlanta Phi Beta Kappa Association was established December 9, 1999.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Alumni Association of Phi Beta Kappa was chartered by the national office of the Phi Beta Kappa Society in December 1999 with over one hundred members. Over the following years it has sustained a lively series of programs designed to celebrate the intellectual and cultural values of Phi Beta Kappa while fostering convivial social engagement among its membership. The Association has a particular commitment to supporting excellence in the humanities, arts and sciences as well as freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression.

In 2016, the Association was honored by the national office of the Phi Beta Kappa Society with its “Keys to Action” Award for the sustained quality of its programs. In 2017, partly in recognition of our commitment of enhancing the quality of life of the City of Atlanta, the national office of Phi Beta Kappa named Atlanta its third Arts and Sciences City of Distinction.

Linda Hubert



William Miller



Attendees of Atlanta's inaugural book club meeting!

The Phi Beta Kappa Society


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