Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest Greek-letter society in America, and the DePauw University chapter was the first established at an Indiana college and is one of fewer than 250 chapters at distinguished colleges and universities in the nation. It is the oldest and most prestigious honors organization. Selection to the scholastic society represents the highest academic honor possible in the liberal arts and is based on students' scholarship. At DePauw, Phi Beta Kappa honors are conferred upon students during the spring semester. Phi Beta Kappa's distinctive emblem, a golden key, is widely recognized as a symbol of academic achievement.