We would like our Association members to know that the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni in Southern California Board is aligned with the position taken by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, which condemns the recent increase in incidents of violence against Asians and Asian-Americans. The Society has signed on to the American Council Of Learned Societies statement rebuking this violence.
Phi Beta Kappa Alumni in Southern California also supports this statement by the Phi Beta Kappa Society:
The Phi Beta Kappa Society strongly condemns the violent actions that took place at the Capitol this week and the role that several members of the Society played in contesting a free and fair election.
Phi Beta Kappa advocates for the liberal arts and sciences because they are essential to a vibrant democracy. Those who have challenged the transition of power in our nation without factual or legal basis at this time have acted in a manner that is antithetical to the values of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Phi Beta Kappa membership is granted by campus-based chapters for life on the basis of undergraduate academic record. While the national office cannot remove membership, we can and do condemn this behavior in the strongest terms.
The Society calls on our members to live up to the values of their liberal arts and sciences education and urges institutions of higher learning to fulfill their historic mission of educating for democracy.
PBK Alumni of Southern California supports liberal education and life-long learning by providing high-quality programs and interaction opportunities for its members and scholarships for students.