As America’s most prestigious
academic honor society, we
Honor the best and brightest liberal arts and sciences undergraduates from 290 top schools across the nation through a highly selective, merit-based invitation process
Advocate for the importance of liberal arts and sciences education through our National Arts & Sciences Initiative, and equip members with information and tools to thoughtfully engage in American society as leaders, volunteers, and citizen.
Engage members through quarterly publications, monthly newsletters, and podcasts, providing perspectives on public affairs, literature, science, history, culture, and career development.
Recognize the exceptional achievement of writers and scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics to show how curiosity and creativity cultivated by a liberal arts and sciences education are essential to making the most of life's experiences and should be available to everyone.