Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is America’s most prestigious honor society, promoting academic excellence across the liberal arts and sciences. The Wheaton Phi Beta Kappa chapter was founded in 1932 and is officially called Kappa of Massachusetts. Kappa is the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet and our chapter is the tenth one established in the Commonwealth. Membership is highly selective and by invitation only. To be considered, students must be current juniors or seniors who are declared Eliza Wheaton Scholars with outstanding scholarly achievement.