GREATER DETROIT ASSOCIATION
"As members of Phi Beta Kappa committed to integrity and basic human values, we must never allow ourselves to be silenced or to be silent bystanders when we witness injustice or discrimination."
Pamela Reid, President of Greater Detroit Association
See full text of her message here.
National Office Update
Join fellow keyholders for fun and intellectually stimulating activities in metro Detroit and surrounding areas. View our events page to learn about upcoming activities. Keyholders who become members of our association receive invitations to all events.
Learn more about our
scholarships which honor and assist recent graduates from metro Detroit high schools as they begin their studies in the Honors College at Wayne State University.
Summer 2020: Virtual Events and Activities
As the entire world adjusts to the new normal brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Phi Beta Kappa chapters and associations have risen to the occasion. After many chapters held virtual inductions for the Class of 2020, associations across the country have hosted book clubs, happy hours, trivia game, movie screenings, and lectures, all via Zoom. Our members have clearly figured out how to remain connected while staying at home!
Back in Washington, DC, the National Office has been hard at work supporting our members and advocating for the arts, humanities, and higher education. Our National Arts and Sciences Initiative inducted its inaugural class of Key Into Public Service Scholars with a two-day virtual convening. The scholars met with industry leaders and experts to learn about the value of graduate school, how to enter the foreign service, and how to communicate the value of their degrees to employers.
Finally, we listened to member requests and highlighted 28 fantastic books by Black authors in our 2020 Summer Reading List. With books spanning centuries and continents, we hoped to capture just a fraction of the incredible contributions that Black authors have made to the literary canon. We’re certain every member can find something of interest on the list.