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About the Chattanooga Association

How can you stay connected to Phi Beta Kappa in Chattanooga?

Join the Chattanooga Phi Beta Kappa Association! We are a group of Phi Beta Kappa members who live in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. The Association meets regularly to socialize, network, engage in the community and continue our lifelong love of learning.


We also advocate for a liberal arts and sciences education, co-sponsoring an endowed scholarship at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga for a student majoring within the College of Arts and Sciences.


The Chattanooga Association is always welcoming new members who are interested in connecting with other Phi Beta Kappa alumni.



The Association consists of a diverse group of Phi Beta Kappa members who live in the Chattanooga area. While our backgrounds and professions vary, we come together to share our lifelong love of learning. Join us to become a part of our expanding membership.



The Chattanooga Phi Beta Kappa Association was chartered on March 15, 1951.


Since then, our Association has been committed to the ideals of Phi Beta Kappa.  Throughout our history, regularly held events have served as a means for members to connect and stay involved. In addition to forming a network of Phi Beta Kappa members, the Association has forged a connection with our local community. In 2008, with assistance of the Legg Memorial Foundation, we established our scholarship program which is still going strong today thanks to our Chattanooga area PBK members.


Donald Klinefelter


Joseph Atkinson


Herbert Burhenn

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Since our founding in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has celebrated excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and championed freedom of thought. As America’s most prestigious academic honor society, we are uniquely equipped to advocate for the value and benefits of liberal arts and sciences education. We do this because we believe the curiosity and creativity cultivated by a liberal arts and sciences education are essential to making the most of life’s experiences. At Phi Beta Kappa, we are the key that opens doors to lifelong opportunity.
  • Chapters at 286 colleges and universities in the United States

  • Nearly 50 alumni associations

  • More than half a million members worldwide

  • Noteworthy members include:

    • 17 U.S. presidents

    • 39 Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States

    • Over 130 Nobel Laureates


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