1) Membership is an accolade for inclusion on résumés, CVs and applications. In addition to Phi Beta Kappa being the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the country, it is also the most well-known. When graduate programs, professional schools and future employers see membership in Phi Beta Kappa, it is recognized as an extraordinary accomplishment. 2) Membership provides a scholarly community with others (undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff and employers) who embrace the pursuit of knowledge and understanding via the liberal arts. Opportunities for engagement and networking exist at the Alpha Chapter and national Phi Beta Kappa associations throughout the United States. 3) At the national level, opportunities for scholarships, internships and employment are available. (See National Phi Beta Kappa for more information on these and other resources.) 4) Phi Beta Kappa promotes the liberal arts at the Alpha Chapter level and within the national platform. Phi Beta Kappa is a springboard for helping the arts and sciences thrive.