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The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an American undergraduate honorary society (fraternity). Founded in 1776, election to it is considered by many the highest honor that can be granted to an undergraduate. Membership is granted to around 1% of college graduates.

Famous Phi Betes include:

PBK began as a secret literary and philosophical society at the College of William and Mary; chapters were established in the early 1800s at other prestigious east coast institutions. Secrecy was jettisoned during a period of strong anti-Masonic sentiment, in 1831. PBK was the first greek-letter fraternity.

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