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Interested in learning more? Here are some key colleague organizations, reports, featured news, opinions, and infographics you should get to know.

Keys to Action Week 2019: Become a Stellar Advocate for the Arts and Sciences

Join us for an action-packed week championing the arts and sciences from December 2 through December 7, 2019. As Phi Beta Kappa celebrates another year around the sun, we’re aiming for the stars. Our founders believed that America needed cultural institutions  —as well as political ones — in 1776.  Friendship, morality, and literature embodied in the three stars of Phi Beta Kappa’s key point the way for a new nation to thrive.

Today, they remain vital for a vibrant democracy.You can take action today to voice your support for federal investments in the arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.

Currently, the federal government is operating under  a continuing resolution that freezes funding to current levels. Urge your legislators to complete work on FY 2020 funding as soon as possible.

Find contact information for your elected officials here. Then send them a personalized email using the tools and sample language from our colleagues below.



Social Sciences

Natural Sciences




Reports and Infographics

chArts and Sciences
(Phi Beta Kappa)

The Economic Benefits and Costs of a Liberal Arts Education
(The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

The Real, Long-term Labor Market Outcomes of Liberal Arts Grads
(Strada Institute for the Future of Work and Emsi)

Federal Funding for Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Association of American Universities)

It Takes More than a Major
(Association of American Colleges & Universities)

Liberal Arts Degrees and Their Value in Employment
(Association of American Colleges & Universities and National Center for Higher Education Management Systems)

Power of the Liberal Arts
(Council of Independent Colleges)

Science Matters
(Science Coalition)

Heart of the Matter
(American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

Arts + Social Impact Explorer
(Americans for the Arts)

District Advocacy Guide: Engaging Humanities Advocates on a Local Level
(National Humanities Alliance)

NEH Impact Index
(Graduate Center Digital Initiatives)

The State of Humanities 2018
(American Academy of Arts & Sciences)



Featured News Articles and Opinions

What’s a Liberal Arts Degree Worth?
By Te-Ping Chen and Hanna Sender
The Wall Street Journal | 5.10.19

Study Documents Economic Gains (Yes, Gains) of Liberal Arts Education
By Scott Jaschik
Inside Higher Ed | 2.15.19

Shocker: Humanities Grads Gainfully Employed and Happy
By Scott Jaschik
Inside Higher Ed | 2.7.18

Liberal Arts Prepare Students for a Changing World
By Brian F. Linnane
The Baltimore Sun | 6.13.2018

A Liberal Arts Degree- Specializing in Nothing- Is Actually Great for Your Career
By Amy X. Wang
Quartz | 11.6.17

The Ideal College Education Can Yield Rocket Scientists Who Write Poetry
By John M. Eger and Norah P. Schultz
San Diego Union Tribune | 3.31.17

Historians Make the Best Health Care Workers
By Emily Michelson
Times Higher Education| 1.22.17

You Don’t Need to Know Code to Make It in Silicon Valley
By Alice Ma
LinkedIn Official Blog | 8.25.15

That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket
By George Anders
Forbes | 7.29.15

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