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.

  • Book Discussion Group, May 2014

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

    Join our discussion of The March: A Novel by E.L. Doctorow.

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  • Living Treasure Award: Dr. Richard Wilbur

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    From medicine to the Nixon administration to law, Dick Wilbur reflects on his career.

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  • Annual Dinner and Scholarship Benefit 2014

    Friday, November 14, 2014

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

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Scholarship Program


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