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 Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Chicago Area events.

Our events regularly include:
    • Cultural events and tours
    • Book club
    • Young professionals events
    • Film club
    • Dining club
    • Networking events
    • Celebrations of the pursuits of the mind
    • And more!

Take a look at our events and join us! Or suggest an event by contacting our programming chair, John Ashton, at

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    PBK City of Distinction

    Chicago was one of National Phi Beta Kappa Society’s 2016 Arts & Sciences City of Distinction.