The Wheaton Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1932. It is officially called Kappa of Massachusetts, kappa being the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet and our chapter being the tenth one established in the Commonwealth. We meet approximately five times a year, and we are concerned with selecting and initiating new members, awarding graduate scholarships, hosting PBK Visiting Scholars, and supporting the intellectual atmosphere of the College with the Ellison Lecture Funds, among other things. Yet what matters most is not what transpires at our meetings, but rather the ideals the Society stands for, and how, as members, we follow these ideals in our own lives and, we hope, set for our students an example of the scholarly life, in the broadest sense.