Phi Beta Kappa Society founded – First Fraternity House Founded
Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday Moment. Since today I am on the campus of Bob Jones University, I decided to do a post about the oldest fraternity house, which was founded exactly 242 years ago today.
The name of the fraternity is Phi Beta Kappa Society. It was founded in 1776. The founding college was The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia.) The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society and has 286 chapters. While Phi Beta Kappa Society is more of an honor society than a traditional fraternity, it was the first collegiate Greek-letter organization in the United States. Due to this, it is technically the oldest fraternity in North America. Phi Beta Kapa influenced several of the first modern college fraternities, which decided to also use Greek letters to form their names.
Phi Beta Kappa is a large nationwide organization and is recognized as one of the most prestigious honor societies in the country. The society’s goal is to promote and advocate excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The group has chapters in about 10% of American colleges and universities and typically, about 10% of the Arts and Sciences graduates are invited to join Phi Beta Kappa.
Well, that’s all I have for today, Sparkles. I am at a theatre competition all this week, so Y’all can pray for me to be able to remember all my lines and songs for various competitions. Thanks for reading, and Sparkles away!!!