May 31, 2013
Phi Beta Kappa is recognized as not only the oldest but also the most prestigious honor society in the United States. For more than 200 years, election to Phi Beta Kappa has been a recognition of intellectual capacities well employed, especially in the acquiring of an education in the liberal arts and sciences. The objectives of humane learning encouraged by Phi Beta Kappa include intellectual honesty and tolerance, range of intellectual interests, and understanding - not merely knowledge.
Millsaps College seniors who were recently named members of Phi Beta Kappa are front from left, Stevie Cantrell, Lauren Hoth, Audrey Sheppard, Kristin Salmon, Lane Tillner, Jessica Muller; back row, Alice Pieschel, Joel Mabry, Nick Cortese, Taylor Parks and Grace Williams.
Millsaps was the first college in Mississippi to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Find out more about the history of Millsaps's Phi Beta Kappa Chapter.