Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, celebrating and advocating excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Geneseo's chapter annually invites for induction our most outstanding liberal arts students. We also sponsor activities on campus to increase awareness of the importance of studies in the liberal arts and sciences. The Alpha Delta Chapter at Geneseo was established in 2004.
About one college senior in 100, nationwide, is invited to join Phi Beta Kappa. Seventeen U.S. Presidents, thirty-eight U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and one hundred and thirty-six Nobel laureates can be counted among the ranks of Phi Beta Kappa members.