Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization in the United States.

Founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, its high and rigorous standards of excellence have made election to it one of the highest academic honors an undergraduate at a university in the United States can receive.

Brandeis University received a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1961, only 13 years after its founding. To date, Brandeis' Mu chapter has awarded Phi Beta Kappa honors to more than 2,300 students representing 59 countries.