Welcome to PBKACA –
the Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area.

Join us to turn your achievement – induction into Phi Beta Kappa during college – into more than a pin that you wear on occasion. Drawing on all that Chicago has to offer, we inspire enthusiasm for pursuits of the mind and bring like-minded people together in the support of the liberal arts.

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Upcoming Events

Join your fellow keyholders for some fun – and a little intellectual stimulation – at the following Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area events.

  • Annual Dinner 2014

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Join us as we honor Andrew Alexander, CEO of The Second City.

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  • Book Discussion Group, September 2014

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Join the discussion of The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams.

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  • Dance and Comedy: The Second City Collaboration

    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    Two of Chicago’s leading arts institutions are collaborating this fall for a unique performance.

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Scholarship Program


Help us support outstanding Chicago Public School students as they attend college. Learn more about the scholarship program »